Warburton’s Toastie Bread Wrapper

Can I Recycle Warbutons

We wrote to Warburtons about their Toastie bread, as we thought the wrapper was made of paper and therefore recyclable, but we wanted to check! Here is their answer! It is worth noting that normal plastic bread bags are now recyclable in most supermarket carrier bag recycling collection points! 

Thank you for contacting us via our website.

In relation to your recycling enquiry, unfortunately the wax wrap on our 800g White sliced loaves is not currently recyclable.

We are continually looking for ways of using more recyclable packaging so I will ensure your enquiry is passed on to our Packaging team.

Thank you once again for getting in touch.

Here is some further information from Warburtons on the subject of their packaging:


Our packaging team works collaboratively with our suppliers, and with relevant trade associations to find out how we can make environmental improvements. Some examples of what we have done with our products includes:

  • re-sealable packaging for our sandwich alternatives to improve freshness and manage food waste
  • our bread bags are not a universal size, rather they are designed for each bakery product size, minimising unnecessary use of plastic material

Here is some further information about plastic packaging in general which may interest you!





5 Responses to “Warburton’s Toastie Bread Wrapper”

  1. Sarah allen

    Just to say I am a bit disappointed to learn your bread wrapping is not recyclable paper. It would be great if you could lead the way!

  2. Lynsey

    This was a shock that you are not leading the way when it comes to recycling! There must be an alternative solution you could use?!?!

    • Heidi Lang

      Lynsey – we agree! We are not Warburtons – we are a blog writing about waste and we highlighted the misconception that these wrappers are recyclable. I suggest you direct your query to Warburtons directly. Thank you.

  3. Heidi Lang

    Hi Sarah – thanks for reading this article! We agree! So it would be great if you could direct your comment to Warburtons instead of us at Waste Not Want Not. Thank you!


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