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The best eco friendly straws and catering disposables for your business

If you’re looking for the best eco friendly straws and catering disposables for your business, we know that it can be difficult to find earth-friendly products at affordable prices. At Single Use Alternatives, we are a young business which is absolutely passionate about making it simple and cost-effective to switch to sustainable alternatives to single use plastics. From drinking straws, cups and lids, through to packaging for takeaway food and produce, you’ll find that our products are great for the planet and your pocket.

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.

Eco catering disposables made from plants not plastic

We have the UK’s most comprehensive website, dedicated to offering a wide range of sustainable products made from plants and not plastic. From alternatives to plastic straws and cups for hot and cold drinks, to deli pots, takeaway cartons and cake boxes, our products are ideal for serving and selling takeaway food, fresh produce, confectionery and much more. 

We understand that shopping for the best eco friendly straws at realistic prices isn’t always easy. However, our product range is available with discounts of up to 20% on manufacturer prices. We offer convenient UK wide direct delivery (next day delivery is available if required) and we’re happy to send out free product samples. You’ll find our website is user-friendly, mobile-first and fully secure, with simple account set-up, management and re-ordering. 

By making it simple and affordable to choose sustainable alternatives to single use plastic disposables, we’re working hard to help businesses like yours reduce their carbon footprint, whilst helping the environment. Our products are durable, practical and available to order in quantities which are right for you; whether you need 100 packs of eco friendly straws or 1000s.

Why choose sustainable catering disposables?

Many catering, outside events and takeaway food businesses rely upon having a cheap and convenient supply of single use disposable items such as drinking straws and cups. However, the majority of these items end up in either landfill or as plastic pollution in the environment, having been used just once.

Since plastic was first commercially manufactured, more than 800 billion tons has been produced. As plastic can take up to 400 years to fully degrade, it’s clear that we need to change our ways and find eco friendly alternatives. 

The products we supply are all 100% plastic free and are instead made from plant-based materials such as sugar cane and cornstarch. Because they don’t contain any oil-based plastics, our products mustn’t be disposed of with other plastic recycling waste.

Compostable items are suitable for collection with local food waste where available, check locally. Alternatively, compostable items can be placed in your garden compost bin, but please note that it will take longer for items to fully degrade in a timely manner.

For biodegradable items, these must be processed in special industrial composting facilities, however this type of facility isn’t yet available in all areas of the UK. We suggest you check the situation in your local area first. 

To find out how we’re making it simple and affordable to buy the best eco friendly straws and catering disposables for your businesses, please get in touch at:

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