recyclable coffee cups

Sustainable packaging from leading biodegradable food packaging companies

At Single Use Alternatives we specialise in the supply of eco friendly food packaging for use by catering and events businesses, coffee shops, takeaways, cafes and farmers markets, or for entertaining at home. We offer a wide range of products; from compostable packaging such as sandwich boxes, deli pots and product trays, through to cups, lids and stirrers.

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 know that many businesses are concerned about plastic pollution in the environment. However, we also understand the importance of having a readily-available supply of low cost disposables. This is where we can help and our promise to you offers products made from plants not plastic, available to order at cost-effective prices for convenient delivery direct to your door. We don’t set a minimum order value so you’ll be able to order in quantities which are realistic for you: whether you need to order products in the 100s or 1000s. In addition, our website is fully secure and mobile friendly, with easy account management and re-ordering. 

Our product range

We offer a huge range of practical, high quality products, with items made by some of the leading biodegradable food packaging companies including Vegware and Biopak. All of our products are 100% plastic free, 100% recyclable and are ideal for serving takeaway food and drinks. From coffee cups, carry trays and cup holders, through to deli pots, soup containers and sandwich platters, we have everything you need for your takeaway food business or kitchen at home. 

How to recycle our products

We only sell biodegradable and compostable products and although many of them might look and feel like plastic, they are made from plant based materials which shouldn’t be recycled with other plastic waste. Our certified compostable products can be either recycled by your local council with other food waste or in your garden compost bin. Please note products which are industrially composted will take up to 90 days to fully degrade, however the process will take longer in a garden compost bin. 

Biodegradable packaging products are also 100 per cent recyclable and must be disposed of in a special industrial recycling facility. However, at present not all UK councils are able to offer this type of facility so please check with your local council first, or contact us for further information. 

Simple, affordable and sustainable

If you’re looking for a way to reduce the carbon footprint of your business, our products offer a simple, affordable and sustainable way to do this. Although switching from disposable plastics to environmentally friendly alternatives might seem like a relatively small step to take, it’s actually a big win for the planet. 

If you would like to find out more about our product range we’d love to hear from you. To contact Single Use Alternatives, please email:

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