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Affordable and practical biodegradable packaging for food UK

At Single Use Alternatives we supply a wide range of environmentally friendly food packaging for business or home use. Unlike other packaging companies, our product range has been sourced to provide cost effective and realistic alternatives to single use plastics, available for convenient delivery throughout the UK.

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 cost effective range of 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.

Plastic free products that don’t cost the earth

Thanks to worldwide publicity covering the problems caused by plastic pollution in the environment, there is increasing awareness of the importance of ‘Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle.

We believe that although many businesses and consumers want to reduce their use of plastics, the cost and difficulty of finding realistic alternatives puts them off. Our strategy is different, with a huge range of affordable products to choose from, it is our aim to help you choose eco friendly food packaging that won’t cost the earth.

Choosing to ditch single use plastics shouldn’t mean that you have to compromise on quality and convenience though, and you’ll find our products are not only comparable in price to plastic, they’re just as functional and durable. From coffee cups and fast food packaging, through to ice cream pots, confectionery packaging, eco-friendly burger boxes and paper bags, the products we sell provide convenient, practical ways to sell and serve food and drink without contributing to plastic pollution.

Biodegradable packaging for food delivered UK wide

Our website is user-friendly, mobile-friendly and is designed to make choosing and ordering what you need as secure, convenient and straightforward as possible. We don’t set a minimum order value so you’ll have the option to order in realistic quantities; whether that’s 100s or 1000s. We also offer a range of low-cost delivery options to your business or home, including next day delivery if required. Last and by no means least, discounts are available on bulk orders - please see the details of each product for further information.

How to recycle our products

Our products are either compostable or biodegradable and are clearly labelled so you’ll know how to dispose of them. Compostable products can be either recycled by your local council in an industrial composter or disposed of in your garden compost bin. The industrial composting process takes around 90 days whilst the process will take longer in a garden compost bin, depending on conditions and the method you use.

Biodegradable products can be recycled in a special industrial composter, although this is not currently offered by all local councils. With this in mind, please check the situation in your area.

Closing the loop

At Single Use Alternatives we are working hard to close the loop which exists between the different types of plastic alternatives available and the variations in local authority recycling facilities. As new biodegradable food packaging products come on to the market, a different infrastructure is required to sort and process them, with processing plants varying from area to area.

We know that the products are available to buy but there is a lack of consumer awareness, compounded by difficulties in finding them and a perception that they will cost more. It is our aim to change this by offering a wide range of cost-effective alternatives to single use plastics, available in realistic quantities for convenient delivery direct to your door.

Whether you’d like to find out more about our products or would simply like to say hello we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch at:

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