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Compostable takeaway boxes that don’t cost the earth

If you run a takeaway, coffee shop or catering business, you are likely to rely upon a supply of cheap and convenient food packaging products. However, increasing numbers of food and catering businesses are looking for ways to sell and package their products without using single use, disposable plastics. Although there are sustainable alternatives to single use plastics available, they are often more expensive and can be difficult to find.

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.

At Single Use Alternatives we offer something different and can supply you with a wide range of eco friendly compostable takeaway boxes and food packaging products that don’t cost the earth. Our products can be comparable in price to their plastic counterparts, whilst being easy and convenient to order from our secure website. We don’t set a minimum order value so you’ll be able to order in quantities which are right for you: whether you need 100 takeaway boxes or 1000s! Last and by no means least, we provide a range of cost-effective UK delivery options, including next day delivery if required.

Our range of sustainable takeaway boxes and catering products

Our extensive product range includes everything you need to serve and package takeaway items; from hot food products such as fish and chips, curries or pizzas, through to salad bowls, sandwich boxes and ice cream pots. We also supply a wide range of coffee cups, lids, stirrers and cold cups, alongside food wrap, bags and disposable cutlery.

Our products are all completely free from oil-based plastic and because we keep our prices as low as possible, we can help you protect your profits and the environment.

Why choose Single Use Alternatives?

Most people involved in the food and catering industries are increasingly aware of the problems caused by plastic pollution. Unfortunately many businesses rely upon a convenient supply of cheap disposable plastic items such as takeaway boxes and cutlery. However, because items such as these can take up to 400 years to fully degrade, with the majority ending up as plastic pollution in the environment, something has to be done.

Alternatives to plastics are available but they often cost more and can be difficult to find and buy in realistic quantities. We offer something different and by shopping with us, we can provide you with a wide range of products, designed to protect the environment and help you protect your profits.

Our products are easy to recycle and are either compostable or biodegradable. Compostable products should be disposed of with other food waste, to be collected ready for composting by your local council, or in your compost bin at home (this can take up to 12 months in a well managed compost heap). Biodegradable products must be composted in special industrial composting facilities: please note that not all local councils are able to offer this at present so it is important to check the situation where you live first.

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about our range of compostable takeaway boxes, or simply to say hello we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us at:

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