We have considered using paper bags. Due to the nature of delivery and transportation, it has been determined that there is risk of paper packaging breakage and more importantly, contamination risk in transit (be it through small insects, pests or water damage).
Our primary aim is to reduce food waste in a sustainable and ‘food-safe’ way, which involves a risk assessment to keep our product clean, and customers away from danger.
To ensure that we reduce food waste we must also consider the shelf life of the bread. There is no point rescuing bread if it goes stale before it arrives! Plastic provides a water barrier (which certain breads require) to help lock in moisture and helps to reduce food waste significantly (which is one of the most pressing concerns regarding of our battle against climate change). These bags do so by locking in moisture, keeping your bread clean and away from contamination, keeping it fresh and safe to eat for longer. Just make sure you recycle your plastic bags so that the plastic content can be reused and so they don't end up in our precious oceans.
It is our duty to continue to monitor, innovate, develop, and adopt the most sustainable and appropriate packaging as it becomes available. We are extremely proud to have a totally recyclable, biodegradable, and edible wonky food boxes.