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Eco friendly plastic plates and catering supplies

Single Use Alternatives is a young business, absolutely committed to making it simple and affordable to switch to sustainable alternatives to single use plastics. We have over 400 products made from plants not plastic, including eco friendly plastic plates made from PLA. Although PLA might look and feel like plastic, it is in fact made from renewable sources such as corn starch. This makes products made from PLA a practical, eco-friendly alternative to plastic disposable plates.

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.

You’ll find that our dedicated product range includes everything you need to serve and sell food and drinks in your business, or for entertaining at home. From fully compostable palm leaf plates and bowls, through to cups, takeaway cartons, deli pots, cutlery and straws, our products offer the perfect combination of practicality and sustainability. 

Why choose sustainable alternatives to plastic plates?

Single use, disposable plastic products such as plastic plates are essential for many catering, takeaway and events businesses. Unfortunately single use plastic coated items such as these usually end up in landfill or as pollution in the environment after they’ve been discarded. 

Plastic can take up to 400 years to fully degrade and since plastic was first commercially manufactured, more than 8 billion tonnes has been produced. In addition, the majority of plastic that’s made is manufactured for just one use before being thrown away.

It’s clear that we need to change our ways and choose sustainable, earth-friendly alternatives. Unfortunately, this isn’t always as simple as it should be as sustainable alternatives have often cost more and can be difficult to buy in realistic quantities. 

At Single Use Alternatives it is our mission to help businesses and individuals choose eco friendly plastic plates and catering supplies by providing a cost-effective, convenient supply. You’ll find that our prices can be comparable to plastic items, whilst we don’t set a minimum order value so you’ll be able to buy in realistic quantities; whether you need 100 eco friendly disposable cups or 1000s. 

To make ordering as simple as possible, we’ve designed our website to be user-friendly, mobile-first and fully secure. We’re happy to send out free product samples so you can try before you buy. We also offer cost-effective delivery services which are available UK-wide, including a next day delivery service if required. 

Contact Single Use Alternatives to find out more

Our products are ideal for use in a wide range of businesses, from takeaways, cafes and coffee shops, through to food stalls, farmers markets, events and catering businesses. Perfect for takeaway food and drink our dedicated range includes sandwich cartons, plates, cups, deli and ice cream pots, cutlery, bags, labels and much more. 

If you’d like to find out how we can help you reduce the carbon footprint of your business, whilst also helping the environment, please get in touch at:

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