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Eco friendly disposable cutlery and catering supplies

At Single Use Alternatives we supply a huge range of environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic cutlery and takeaway food packaging. We are passionate about the environment and believe that by offering a wide choice of plastic free products, available at cost-effective prices with convenient delivery, it’s easier for you to choose our sustainable alternatives.

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 product range of eco friendly disposable cutlery

From disposable eco-friendly cutlery, cups, lids and stirrers, through to sandwich boxes, deli pots and takeaway trays, our products are perfectly designed for serving food and drinks in coffee shops, takeaways, cafes, events business, food stalls and more. 

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 compostable disposable cutlery sets or 1000s. Our website is mobile-first, fully secure and user-friendly. Setting up an account is easy; with convenient re-ordering and efficient delivery, including next day delivery if required. Last and by no means least, our prices are cost-effective, with discounts on bulk orders and savings of up to 20% on wholesale prices. 

Our disposable cutlery and catering packaging products are made of plants and not plastic and as such shouldn’t be disposed of with plastic recycling waste. Instead we supply either compostable cutlery or biodegradable cutlery. 

The disposable wooden cutlery we supply,, are suitable for composting. These items can be either collected by your local council with other compostable food waste, or disposed of in your garden compost bin. Please note that the home composting process takes longer and will depend on environmental conditions and the method you use. 

We also supply a range of biodegradable disposable cutlery products made from PLA, a renewable material made from plants, and these are suitable for collection by local councils in areas where special industrial composting facilities are available. Unfortunately, this type of recycling isn’t currently available in all areas of the UK, so please check with your local council first. 

You’ll find that our products are high quality, strong and durable, attractive and practical. We offer a wide range of items made by leading eco-friendly brands including Vegware and Biopak, with products ideal for serving and packaging hot and cold foods, drinks, takeaway items, confectionery and much more. 

Why make the switch to eco-friendly disposable cutlery?

Since plastic was first commercially manufactured, more than 8 billion tons have been produced. Of this, more than 6 billion tons is now waste in landfill or plastic pollution in the environment. When you consider that plastic can take up to 400 years to fully degrade and that a large proportion of the plastic produced is made for just one use before being thrown away, something has to change. 

It is our aim to make choosing sustainable catering supplies easier, cheaper and more convenient. If you would like to find out more about our product ranges, please get in touch with us at:


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