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Eco-friendly alternatives to polystyrene food trays that don’t cost the earth

If you’ve been looking for plastic-free alternatives to the polystyrene products you use to serve or package food and drinks in your takeaway, coffee shop or events catering business, you may have found it hard to find affordable, sustainable options. Single Use Alternatives is an online store offering a huge range of eco friendly food packaging products. What makes us different is that our prices are competitive, our products are easy to buy in realistic quantities.

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 range of 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.

From plant based alternatives to styrofoam food trays, pots and cups, through to pizza boxes, food wrap and sandwich bags, our products are made from plants not plastics. Our wide range is designed to help catering businesses and food service establishments reduce their carbon footprint by offering cost-effective products which are easy to order in realistic quantities; whether that’s 100s or 1000s. You’ll also find that our website is fully secure, easy to use and offers next-day delivery if required. 

Why choose alternatives to single use plastics?

At Single Use Alternatives it is our mission to supply plastic-free alternatives to the single use plastic products widely used by takeaway, catering and events businesses. We understand that having access to a cheap and convenient supply of disposable plastic items is essential for many businesses. As such, our products are affordable and designed to offer realistic alternatives as they are just as robust and practical as their plastic counterparts.

When you consider that plastic can take over 400 years to degrade and that most of the plastic that’s ever been produced still exists in some form, we need to make a change. Although switching to sustainable alternatives might seem like a very small step to take; small steps such as this all add up to make a big difference. 

Choosing food and beverage packaging that’s made from plants and not plastics helps to protect the environment by ensuring that carbon is taken out of the atmosphere. Plant-based products create less greenhouse gases and use less energy during manufacturing processes. When these products are returned to the soil through composting, fossil fuels are kept in the ground, therefore ‘closing the loop’ and helping to mitigate climate change. 

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How to recycle our products

Although many of our products look as though they are made from plastic, they mustn’t be recycled with other plastic waste. The products we sell are either compostable or biodegradable. Compostable products can be disposed of with other compostable waste for collection by your local council, or in your garden compost bin. Biodegradable items need to be recycled in special industrial composting facilities. At present, not all local councils offer this type of facility so please check the situation where you live first. 

Get in touch with Single Use Alternatives - cost effective alternatives to polystyrene food trays and packaging

If you’re looking for an affordable, sustainable way to reduce your businesses’ use of disposable items made from polystyrene foam or single use plastic, you’ll find that our products offer the ideal solution. From disposable compostable cups and food trays, through to deli pots and sandwich products, our products will help you protect the planet anddon’t cost the earth. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch with us at:

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