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Eco friendly straws and stirrers that don’t cost the earth

At Single Use Alternatives we know that for many cafés, catering businesses and takeaways, it’s important to have a convenient supply of cheap disposable items such as plastic straws and cups. Unfortunately, items such as these usually end up as plastic pollution in the environment.

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.

Plastic free catering and takeaway products delivered direct to your door

Making the switch from plastics to eco friendly stirrers and straws shouldn’t be complicated or expensive and this is why our products are available for convenient delivery direct to your door. Ordering from our secure, mobile-friendly website is easy and we offer a range of low-cost delivery options, including next day delivery if required. In addition, because we don’t set a minimum order value, you’ll be able to buy catering products and paper straws wholesale but in quantities that are right for you; whether that’s 1000s or 100s.

We know that we need to change our ways and find alternatives to plastic disposables. However, we also understand that although plastic-free alternatives are available, they have been more expensive and can be difficult to buy in realistic quantities. 

It is our aim to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint whilst also helping the environment. Single Use Alternatives is a young business which is passionate about making it cost-effective and simple to switch to sustainable alternatives of single use plastics (including polystyrene), such as drinking straws and cutlery.

Dedicated catering supplies made from plants and not plastic

We supply a dedicated range of eco-friendly catering packaging supplies, ideal for use in cafés, coffee shops, takeaways, food stalls, events and catering businesses. Our high quality products are durable and practical, with a wide selection of options for serving hot and cold beverages, takeaway food, snacks, produce and much more. From strong paper straws and compostable double walled coffee cups, through to pizza boxes, sandwich cartons and deli platters, you’ll find our dedicated range is durable and affordable. 

Sustainable catering disposables made simple

It is our mission to make choosing and ordering sustainable catering supplies as simple as possible. Our website is mobile-first, fully secure and user-friendly, with easy account set-up and management. We offer discounts on wholesale prices, and the more you buy, the more you’ll save. 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 strong paper straws or 1000s. Last and by no means least, we’re happy to send out free product samples and convenient doorstep delivery is available on all UK orders. 

Plastic-free catering disposables made from renewable sources

Our products are all entirely oil based plastic-free and are instead made from plant-based, renewable sources. This means that they mustn’t be disposed of with other types of plastic recycling. Instead, our products are either fully compostable or biodegradable. 

For compostable items, we advise you to check locally for compostable collections in local food waste. For biodegradable items, at present, not all local councils have the facilities to process these items so again, we also advise you to check locally to find out more about the situation in your area. 

Contact Single Use Alternatives

If you would like to find out more about our strong paper straws, plastic free cups and plastic-free packaging for takeaway food, contact Single Use Alternatives at:

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