recyclable coffee cups

Compostable and biodegradable plastic food packaging that doesn’t cost the earth

Our range of eco friendly catering products offers a convenient, cost effective way for coffee shops, takeaways, events and catering businesses to buy disposable products made from plants not plastic. We know that our reliance upon single use plastics is adding to the planet’s problems with plastic pollution. However, sustainable alternatives have historically been more expensive and can be difficult to buy in realistic quantities.

At Single Use Alternatives it’s our aim to make it easier for businesses and individuals to make the switch to eco friendly products which are sustainable, affordable and convenient.

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 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.

The problem with plastic

The facts behind plastic pollution are startling and when you consider that we have produced more plastic over the last ten years than during the entire last century, and that 50 percent of plastic is used just once before being thrown away, something has to be done. On the other hand, we understand that many catering and hospitality businesses rely upon a cheap and convenient supply of single use plastic items. 

Switching to products made from plants and not plastic is a great way to ‘close the loop’ by helping to take carbon out of the atmosphere. Biodegradable or compostable products also create less greenhouse gases and use less energy in their manufacture, whilst the composting process returns them back to the earth and enriches the soil. Ultimately, this means that fossil fuels are kept in the ground which is a vital objective for net zero emissions and the mitigation of climate change. 

Instead of choosing disposable single use plastic products, we can play an important role in closing the loop by choosing compostable or biodegradable food packaging. To make this change as easy as possible for you, you’ll find that our products are affordable and convenient to buy in realistic quantities from our secure, mobile-first website. Whether you need just 100 coffee cups or 1000, we’ll deliver them directly to your door. 

Our biodegradable plastic product range

Our eco food packaging range includes everything you need to sell and serve food and drinks. Ideal for fast food outlets, catering and events businesses, coffee shops, cafes or for entertaining at home, our product range includes cups and lids, food containers, sheets, film, tableware and much more. 

Although many of our products look and feel like plastic, they are made from plant-based materials which should be biodegraded or composted. This means that they shouldn’t be disposed of with other plastic recycling. 

Compostable items are suitable for composting by your local council with other composting waste, or at home in your garden compost bin where the process will take longer, depending on conditions and the method you use. Biodegradable items need to be broken down in special industrial composters; however at present not all local councils are able to accept biodegradable waste for recycling so please check the situation where you live first. 

Get in touch with Single Use Alternatives

If you have any questions about what we do or our product range please don’t hesitate to get in touch by contacting us at:

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