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Cost-effective eco friendly straws - UK delivery available

Single Use Alternatives is a young business, committed to make it simple and affordable to switch to sustainable alternatives to single use disposables such as plastic straws. We’re helping businesses like yours reduce their carbon footprint, whilst also helping the environment. Thanks to our competitive prices and hassle-free ordering, we make it easy to choose eco-friendly products that don’t cost the earth.

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.

Catering disposables made from plants not plastic

Our dedicated website has over 400 products made from plants not plastic. Ideal for use in catering and events businesses, cafes, coffee shops, takeaways and food stalls, our products are perfect for a wide range of food and drinks.

The products we supply are made from renewable sources rather than harmful oil-based plastics. From paper straws, cups and platters, through to takeaway cartons, deli pots and produce trays, our products are practical, durable and sustainable. 

Ethical choices made easy

We know that for many catering and takeaway businesses, having a readily-available supply of plastic catering disposables is essential. However, the majority of these items end up in either landfill or as plastic pollution in the environment, having been used just once. As plastic takes up to 400 years to fully degrade, it’s clear that we need to find sustainable alternatives. 

Over recent years a wide range of sustainable alternatives to single use plastic disposables have come to market. Nevertheless, eco-friendly catering supplies have tended to cost more than plastic products, whilst being difficult to source in realistic quantities. So, why should you pay more for products designed to help protect the planet?

Our promise to you is to provide affordable products which are 100% plastic free. Ordering from us is simple, with fuss-free account management available on our fully secure, user-friendly website. We don’t set a minimum order value so you’ll be able to order in quantities which are right for your business; whether you need 100 packs of straws or 1000s. Last and by no means least, UK-wide delivery is available on all orders. 

Products made from renewable sources

Because our products are made from 100% renewable sources, they mustn’t be included with plastic recycling waste. Instead, our products are either 100% compostable or biodegradable. 

Compostable items are suitable for inclusion in compostable collections in local food waste, check locally. Alternatively, compostable items are also suitable for home composting, however, please note that the process takes longer, depending on environmental conditions and the method you use. 

Biodegradable items need to be processed in spencial industrial composting facilities if they are to fully degrade in a timely manner. At present, this type of facility isn’t available in all areas of the UK. We suggest you check the situation where you live first. 

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