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Discover our range of cardboard deli boxes and food packaging

At Single Use Alternatives it is our aim to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint whilst also helping the environment. We do this through a dedicated range of over 400 products made from plants and not plastic, available for direct delivery at cost effective prices. From cardboard deli boxes and food trays, through to cups, lids and stirrers, we have everything you need to package takeaway food, drinks and fresh produce

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.

Food packaging made from renewable sources

We know that single use disposable items such as deli boxes and sandwich hot food cartons are essential for many takeaway businesses and food producers. Cheap, convenient and readily available, single use plastic disposables usually end up in landfill or as plastic pollution in the environment. 

A wide range of eco-friendly packaging alternatives have been available for some time now, with the number of options increasing as new products come to market. However, these products have often historically cost more and can be difficult to source in realistic quantities. In addition, what might seem like an ethical choice can end up being anything but. 

It is our aim to ensure that finding, choosing and ordering single use catering disposables is straightforward and affordable. We have the UK’s most comprehensive website, dedicated to sustainable alternatives to single us plastic disposables such as cups, burger boxes, cutlery and much more. 

Our website is user-friendly, fully secure and mobile first. Setting up an account with us is simple and with easy re-ordering and direct delivery, ordering is fuss-free. We don’t set a minimum order value so you’ll be able to order as many cardboard deli boxes as you like; whether you need 100 or 1000s. If you’d like to try-before-you-buy that’s fine too: simply get in touch to request free product samples. 

The products we supply are robust and practical, with options ideal for serving or packaging a huge range of takeaway food, drinks or fresh produce. From sandwich bags and salad bowls, through to noodle boxes, pizza boxes and fish and chip cartons, our products are just as durable as plastic.

Why choose sustainable cardboard deli boxes?

Plastic can take up to 400 years to fully degrade, with most plastic items being manufactured for just one use before being thrown away. As the majority ends up either in landfill or as plastic pollution in the environment, it’s clear that we need to find sustainable alternatives. 

We’re hoping that by providing dedicated products, designed to provide durable, affordable alternatives to single use plastic catering disposables, more businesses will make the switch. Although this might seem like a small step to take, the more of us who choose sustainable alternatives to oil based plastics, the bigger and better the end result will be. 

Our website has everything you need to run your fresh food, catering or takeaway business, without harming the planet. From deli food boxes and takeaway food packaging, through to cups, bags and wrap, our products are sustainable, affordable and convenient to buy. 

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