Not necessarily. There are probably not a lot of people who care, but I did hear some complaints that these bigger bubbles will just add to your garbage and just add more waste to the world.
Well, I wrote to Hasbro about it yesterday, and received a response today. It turns out that all their plastics are 100% recyclable. So, the cards can be recycled and now we know that the bubbles can (and apparently always could) be recycled.
Not really a big deal, but I just thought I would share that.