recyclable coffee cups

Eco-friendly compostable coffee cups, lids and stirrers delivered direct to your door

At Single Use Alternatives, it is our aim to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint, as well as helping the environment. We do this by providing a dedicated range of over 400 products made from plants and not plastic. Our products are affordable and easy to order online for direct delivery, offering a convenient and cost-effective way to switch to sustainable alternatives to single use plastics.

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 products are designed for use in cafés, coffee shops, takeaways, food stalls, farmers markets, events and catering businesses, or for entertaining at home. With a dedicated range, carefully selected for quality and practicality, our products are ideal for packaging cold and hot drinks, takeaway meals, snacks, confectionery, deli items and much more. 

Coffee cup lids made from plants not plastic

Our compostable coffee cups, lids, stirrers and food packaging products are plastic free, made entirely from renewable plant-based materials. We also offer a dedicated range of catering supplies including compostable packaging for takeaway sandwiches, hot and cold meals, pizzas, fish and chips, grazing platters, cakes, confectionery and ice cream. 

You’ll find that our products are just as practical and robust as their plastic counterparts, with the added benefit of being great for the environment! With a dedicated range to suit all requirements, our product selection includes leading brands such as Vegware and Biopac. 

How should our products be recycled?

Our products are either fully compostable or biodegradable. This means that they mustn’t be disposed of with plastic recycling waste, but should instead be commercially composted in an industrial composting facility. For compostable items, we recommend that you check locally for compostables collections in local food waste. Alternatively, home compostable items are suitable for home composting. However, please note that it will take longer for items to degrade in a timely manner, as the speed of the process depends on environmental conditions and the method you use. 

For biodegradable items, at present not all local councils have the special industrial composting facilities required. As a result, we also recommend you check the situation in your area. 

Why make the switch to sustainable alternatives?

Choosing plastic-free alternatives to single use catering disposables is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint whilst also helping the environment. Plastic can take up to 400 years to fully degrade and because most of the plastic that’s ever been produced still exists in some form, something has to be done. 

At Single Use Alternatives, it is our aim to make it as easy as possible for businesses and individuals to make the switch from plastic disposables to products made from plants. Our website is fully secure, user-friendly and mobile-friendly, with easy account management and re-ordering. Free product samples are available and because we don’t set a minimum order value, you’ll be able to buy in quantities which are right for you; whether you need 100 compostable coffee cups and lids, or 1000s. We offer discounts on wholesale prices and thanks to our convenient doorstep delivery, shopping with us is hassle-free. 

If you’d like to find out how we can help you make the switch to sustainable alternatives, get in touch at

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