baked bread
Jessica Rees
Sustainability and Engagement Officer
2 minute read

Food waste has a high carbon footprint, reducing food waste can really help tackle climate change. Bread is a household staple and sadly one of the most wasted foods with around 900,000 tonnes chucked away each year.

 Save plastic and food waste in one go…

Real Bread Week takes place between the 16th and 25th of Feb, it is an annual celebration of authentic, additive-free bread. It encourages people to make their own bread, avoiding waste of plastic bread bags and using minimal ingredients of flour, water, yeast, oil, and salt.

Rise to the challenge and bake your own

You can store your bread in a vegan wax food wrap to keep it fresher for longer, check out our single-use plastic alternatives blog for more details.

Take part in a bread swap

Once you have mastered your loaf, why not take part in a bread swap and discover new flavours by sharing your bread with your family and friends. Bonus tip – use a paper bag to transport the bread or even exchange your vegan wax food wraps with each other.

Buy Local

If it's not possible to bake your own bread, consider taking a trip to the bakery to support your local businesses whilst treating yourself to a loaf of fresh, authentic bread.

Happy Baking!


a bakery front displaying bread and pastries.