recyclable coffee cups

Biodegradable takeaway containers at cost effective prices

Single Use Alternatives is the UK’s most comprehensive website, dedicated to sustainable alternatives to single use plastic catering disposables. With over 400 products made from plants not plastic, switching to our eco friendly disposable food packaging is a great way to help you reduce the carbon footprint of your business, as well as helping the environment.

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.

Eco friendly food packaging delivered direct to your door

Our products are ideal for use in cafes, coffee shops, street food stalls, takeaways, catering and events businesses. Designed to provide practical solutions for serving a wide range of cold and hot food and drinks, we supply products suitable for takeaway meals, fresh produce, confectionery items and more. 

Whether you’re looking for coffee cups, deli pots, wooden cutlery or takeaway cartons, our compostable and biodegradable food packaging products are available at cost effective prices. We offer discounts of up to 20% on manufacturer prices, with convenient UK wide delivery available on orders. Ordering from our user-friendly website is straightforward and because we don’t set a minimum order value, you’ll be able to order in quantities which are right for you, whether you need 100’s of biodegradable takeaway containers or 1000s. 

Why swap plastic disposables with biodegradable takeaway containers?

Many of the disposable items you use everyday in your business, such as straws, cartons and cutlery, are made from oil-based plastics which are damaging to the planet and drive climate change. Items such as these can take up to 400 years to fully degrade. As the majority end up in landfill or as plastic pollution in the environment, it’s clear that we need to find sustainable alternatives to single use disposables. 

Over recent years, increasing numbers of plastic-free catering packaging alternatives have come to market. Many of these products tend to be expensive and can be difficult to source in realistic quantities. At Single Use Alternatives we are a young business which is absolutely passionate about making it simple and affordable to switch to sustainable alternatives to single use plastics, including polystyrene. Our products are realistically priced, simple to order and practical to use, helping you protect the environment without having to spend more. 


Catering supplies made from plants not plastic

Because our products are made from renewable sources, they mustn’t be disposed of with other plastic recycling waste. Instead, the products we supply are either 100% biodegradable or compostable. 

For compostable items, we suggest you check locally for compostable collections in local food waste. Alternatively, these items are also suitable for home composting. However, it’s important to note that home composting takes longer than industrial composting, with the length of time dependent on environmental conditions and the method you use. 

Biodegradable items require special industrial composting facilities if they are to fully degrade in a timely manner. At present, this type of facility isn’t available in all areas of the UK, so please check the situation where you live first. 

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