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Biodegradable Fast Food Packaging

We know that avoiding the use of single use plastics is important to you and your customers, but that finding eco-friendly alternatives can be expensive and time-consuming. At Single Use Alternatives it is our aim to make choosing and buying eco friendly food packaging as easy and as affordable as possible. You’ll find that our range has everything you need for serving food and drinks in your catering, events business, cafe or takeaway, or for entertaining at home.

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.

Practical alternatives to single use plastics

Our product range offers a practical and cost-effective way for catering businesses or individuals to avoid using disposable plastic items. From compostable cups and plates, through to pots for hot and cold foods, our range of eco-friendly items are practical, robust and made from plant based materials. Unlike other eco shops you might have come across, you’ll find that our products have been realistically priced, with reductions available on bulk orders. In addition, shopping with us is easy as we offer convenient delivery services, including next day delivery 

Sustainable food packaging products at realistic prices

Whether you’re looking for ice cream pots for your catering business, or compostable plates for entertaining at home, you’ll find that our compostable or biodegradable food packaging products are ideal for a wide range of uses. Knowing which products can be recycled and how to recycle them can be confusing so we categorise items according to recycling type:

  • Compostable products can either be disposed of by your local council in an industrial composter or in your garden compost bin. The composting process takes around 90 days in an industrial composter but will be longer in a home compost bin, with the time depending on environmental conditions and the method you use.
  • Biodegradable products need to be disposed of in a special industrial composting facility; however this isn’t offered by all local councils at the moment. Please check with your local council first to confirm what the situation is in your area. 

Our mission

Thanks to worldwide media coverage, most of us are now well aware of the problems being caused by plastic pollution in the environment. However, although we’re keen to make the switch to more sustainable options, finding affordable products can be time-consuming and expensive. 

At Single Use Alternatives it is our mission to make choosing, ordering and buying biodegradable fast food packaging as convenient and affordable as possible. Our range has everything you need for serving takeaway food and drinks, or for using at home. Shopping from us is easy as our website has been designed to be user-friendly, whilst we offer a range of low-cost home delivery options. 

If you’d like to find out more about what we do we’d love to hear from you. To get in touch please email

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