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Single Use Alternatives - biodegradable food packaging suppliers

Thanks to ongoing publicity and increased public awareness of the problems caused by plastic pollution, more of us are looking for alternatives to single use plastics. Disposable items such as drinking straws and plastic bags can take up to 400 years to fully degrade, so something has to be done. Alternatives are available but they tend to be more expensive and difficult to find. So what can be done?

At Single Use Alternatives it is our mission to supply our customers with a wide range of affordable biodegradable packaging, available for convenient delivery direct to your door. We don’t set a minimum order value so our products are ideal for business or home use, and you’ll find our secure website is easy to use, with a choice of convenient delivery options.

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.

Our range of eco friendly food packaging products

Ideal for use by catering businesses, coffee shops, street food sellers and takeaways, or for entertaining at home, we supply a wide range of biodegradable food packaging. From pots for ice cream and hot foods, through to fast food containers, paper bags, salad bowls and coffee cups, our products are designed to help you protect the planet.

The products we sell are designed to serve exactly the same functions as disposable plastics and can be comparable in cost. The big difference though is that they are all completely plastic-free. Durable, affordable and practical; our product range has been chosen to provide viable alternatives to the single use plastic items your business relies upon.

How to recycle our products

We are committed to providing you with sustainable, ethical alternatives to single use plastics. It is our mission to help the circular economy by contributing to a significant reduction in the amount of plastic waste which goes into landfill or incineration.

Although many of our products look almost identical to their plastic counterparts they mustn’t be recycled with other plastic recycling waste. Our products are either compostable or biodegradable and should be recycled in the following ways:

  • Compostable: compostable items can either be collected by your local council with other food waste and then disposed of in an industrial composting facility. Alternatively, these items can be composted in your home compost bin.
  • Biodegradable: biodegradable are suitable for collection by some local councils who have special industrial composting machines. However, please note that this facility isn’t currently available in all areas, so please check the situation where you live first.

At present, each UK local authority has a slightly different approach to collecting and processing recyclable products. We are currently working with partners and local authorities to provide a solution and make it easier for you to ‘refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle.’

Your reliable, affordable biodegradable food packaging supplier

Whether you’d like to find out more about what we do, or simply want to say hello, we’d love to hear from you. To contact Single Use Alternatives please email

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