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Eco friendly drinking straws

Thanks to worldwide publicity surrounding the pollution caused by plastic in the environment, increasing numbers of us are looking for alternatives to disposable single use items such as plastic straws.

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 aim to do this by making it easy and affordable to switch to sustainable alternatives to single use plastics, including polystyrene. 

We have the UK’s most comprehensive website, dedicated to sustainable alternatives to single use plastic catering disposables, including eco-friendly drinking straws. With over 400 products made from plants not oil based plastic, we provide items including compostable cups, lids and stirrers, through to deli pots, takeaway packaging, sandwich cartons and much more. 

Our mission

Single Use Alternatives is a young business which is absolutely passionate about making it simple and cost-effective to make the switch to plastic-free disposables. Our website is user-friendly, mobile-first and fully secure, with easy account management and re-ordering available. We’re happy to send free product samples and because we don’t set a minimum order value, you’ll be able to order in quantities which are right for you: whether you need 100 eco-friendly drinking straws or 1000s. 

Our compostable products are ideal for helping you reduce your carbon footprint and are ideal for use in cafés, takeaways, coffee shops, food stalls and outside catering, or for entertaining at home. Practical, sustainable and made from plants not plastic, our product range includes everything you need to serve, sell and package takeaway food and drinks. 

How our products should be recycled

Our products are made from plants and not plastic, and as such shouldn’t be disposed of with other plastic recycling waste. Instead, our products are either fully compostable or biodegradable. Thanks to regional variations in strategies for renewable sources, not all local councils are able to accept biodegradable items. This means that for our eco-friendly drinking straws, UK wide recycling might not be available, so please check locally first. 

Compostable items are suitable for collection with food waste, but again, please check locally first. Alternatively, home compostable items can be added to your garden compost bin, however the process will take longer as it depends on the method you use and environmental conditions. 

Get in touch with Single Use Alternatives

Our dedicated website is designed to provide affordable, convenient alternatives to single use plastic catering disposables. If you would like to find out more about our range of eco-friendly drinking straws, please get in touch at:

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