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Compostable and biodegradable takeaway food containers that don’t cost the earth

From cups, lids and straws, through to soup pots, portion pots, pizza boxes and takeaway boxes, at Single Use Alternatives we supply a wide range of compostable or biodegradable takeaway food containers at affordable prices. Although a wide range of eco friendly food packaging products are available, they tend to be expensive and difficult to source. We believe that this shouldn’t be the case as after all, why should reducing our reliance on single use plastics be complicated and expensive?

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.

We’ve developed as wide a range of products as possible, with options designed for catering, events businesses, cafes and takeaways, or for serving food and drinks at home. You’ll find that our products all have one thing in common: they are completely free from plastic and are instead made from compostable or biodegradable plant based materials. 

Our range of sustainable takeaway food packaging

We have everything you need for serving takeaway food or drinks in your catering businesses, or for use at home. Our range of food containers includes cake boxes, food boxes, deli pots, soup containers, platter trays and much more. We also supply a huge range of cups and lids, including cold cups, alongside food wrap, film, tableware, stickers, gloves, hand towels and waste bags. The products we sell are ideal for packaging hot and cold food, drinks, sandwiches, cakes, sweets and fresh produce to name but a few. 

Compostable and biodegradable food containers delivered direct to your door

Alongside affordable pricing, we also believe that it’s important our products should be simple and convenient to buy. Our website has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible and we offer quick and convenient UK mainland next day delivery. The products we sell can be purchased by business customers or individuals and are available to order in quantities that are realistic for you as we don’t set a minimum order value. Last and by no means least, ordering from Single Use Alternatives is safe as we use a secure payment system. 

Our mission

Although we know we’re not going to change the world overnight, we believe that by offering a wide range of affordable, sustainable replacements for the single use plastic products used by catering businesses, we can make a big difference. 

At present there are big variations between the recycling facilities offered by different local authorities. For example, some offer the option to recycle biodegradable products whilst others don’t. We’re working with manufacturers and local authorities to change this by making recycling as simple and straightforward as possible, so it’s much easier for businesses and individuals to make the switch to sustainable products.

To make recycling as easy as possible for our customers we’ve organised our products according to their recycling type: compostable or biodegradable. Compostable products can either be recycled by your local council in an industrial composting facility or in your compost bin at home. Please note home composting takes longer than industrial composting as the process depends on environmental conditions and the system used. Biodegradable food packaging must be recycled in a special industrial composting facility, however this type of recycling process isn’t currently available in all areas of the UK so please check the situation where you live first. 

Get in touch

To find out more about what we do, please get in touch with Single Use Alternatives at:

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