recyclable coffee cups

A large range of alternatives to polystyrene cups UK wide


At Single Use Alternatives it is our aim to offer a wide range of eco friendly alternatives to the single use plastic and polystyrene products used by takeaway, catering and hospitality businesses. From coffee cups, lids and stirrers, through to food pots and burger cartons, our range of alternatives to polystyrene cups is available for convenient delivery UK wide.

Who we are

Single Use Alternatives was founded by Adrian and Neil; two brothers who are passionate about enjoying the outdoors and caring for the environment. Concerned about the impact single use plastics are having upon the environment, we decided to offer a range of cost effective high quality, alternative products.

To find out more about our products simply browse through our website. If you have any questions we’d love to hear from you: please complete the enquiry form on our contact page.

Cost-effective polystyrene and plastic alternatives delivered direct to your door

We understand that disposable plastic products such as cups, straws and cutlery are essential for serving takeaway food and drinks. However, because plastic and polystyrene can take up to 400 years to fully degrade, and the majority of disposable plastics end up in landfill or polluting the environment, something has to be done. Although alternatives to single use disposable products are available, they have tended to be historically expensive and difficult to buy in realistic quantities. 

It is our aim to offer something different and you’ll find that we offer a range of practical alternatives to the polystyrene cups and plastic products you use at the moment. From plastic-free cups, deli containers and takeaway boxes, through to sandwich boxes, food wrap and cutlery, our products are 100% polystyrene free.

To make it as easy as possible to make the switch to eco-friendly alternatives, we don’t set a minimum order value, which means you’ll be able to order in quantities which are realistic for you: whether you need 100s of paper cups or 1000s. In addition, we offer bulk discounts so the more you buy the more you save, whilst many of our prices offer savings of up to 20% on wholesale. Last and by no means least, we offer convenient UK wide delivery, with a next day delivery service if required. 

Our mission

At Single Use Alternatives our mission is simple: to provide information on how we can all reduce our impact on the environment, whilst supplying a range of affordable, sustainably sourced alternatives to single use catering supplies. We know that although reducing our use of single use plastics might seem like a very small step to take, if we make changes now, it will result in a major difference for generations to come. 

Alongside reducing use of single use plastics, another important step to take is to minimise our use of disposables by thinking of alternatives which can be used instead. You’ve probably already heard of the five R’s of recycling: ‘refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle’. Choosing items which can be disposed of in a sustainable way by composting or recycling forms an important part of this message. 

Get in touch with Single Use Alternatives

We know that we’re not going to change the world overnight. However we are hoping that by encouraging businesses and individuals to switch to sustainable alternatives by making them cost-effective and convenient to buy, it’s easier for our customers to make ethical choices.

To find out more about our products or what we do, get in touch with us at:

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