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 it is our mission to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint, as well as helping the environment. We know that many catering businesses and food producers rely upon having a low-cost, convenient supply of food packaging and catering disposables. Unfortunately, food packaging is often made from plastic or polystyrene which ends up in landfill, or as plastic pollution in the environment. We believe that by providing dedicated, affordable products made from plants and not plastic, it’s easier for businesses to make sustainable choices.
Whether you’re looking for fast food packaging, cups, takeaway cartons or deli boxes, wholesale orders can be placed through our website, with price discounts of up to 20%. We don’t set a minimum order value to make it easy to order in realistic quantities; whether you need 100 deli boxes or thousands. Ordering from our website is simple, with easy account management, re-ordering and convenient direct delivery, including next-day delivery if required.
Sustainable food packaging made from plants not plastic
We supply over 400 products made from plants and not oil based plastic. Ideal for use in takeaways, catering and events businesses, farmers markets, food stalls and shops, our products are robust, practical and 100% plastic free. We have everything you need to package and serve a wide range of hot and cold food, including takeaway meals and drinks, fresh produce, deli items, confectionery and much more. We’re happy for you to try-before-you buy so please get in touch to order free product samples.
Food packaging made from renewable sources
Because our products are made from renewable sources such as corn starch or sugar cane, they mustn’t be disposed of with other plastic recycling waste. Instead, our products are either fully compostable or biodegradable.
For compostable products, we suggest you check locally for compostables collection in local food waste. Alternatively, these items can be placed in your garden compost bin, but please note that it will take longer for them to fully degrade, depending on environmental conditions and the composting method you use.
If biodegradable items are to fully degrade in a timely manner, they must be processed in special industrial composting facilities. At present, this type of facility isn’t available in all areas of the UK. We recommend that you check the situation in your local area first.