recyclable coffee cups

Eco friendly takeaway coffee cups delivered direct to your door

From coffee cups, lids and stirrers, through to plates, food boxes, bags and wrap, you’ll find that our range of eco friendly products is affordable, sustainable and convenient to buy. Our products are made from plants, not plastic, and are designed to help you protect the planet whilst safeguarding your budget. Perfect for use by cafes, coffee shops, takeaways, the events trade or for entertaining at home, the products we supply can be ordered in realistic quantities for delivery direct to your door.

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.

The benefits of renewable plant based alternatives to plastic

Choosing environmentally friendly, sustainably sourced alternatives to the disposable plastic cups, pots and boxes you use to serve and package food offers an important way to reduce your impact on the environment. Using plant based products closes the loop and helps take carbon out of the atmosphere. This happens because products made from plants and not plastic generate less greenhouse gases and use less energy during manufacture, as well as being made from plant themselves. When they are composted or biodegraded after use, fossil fuels are kept in the ground which is an important objective for net zero and mitigating climate change. 

We know that reducing our reliance upon single use plastics is important, however although eco friendly alternatives are available, they tend to be more expensive and difficult to buy in realistic quantities. At Single Use Alternatives we aim to offer something different with a wide range of fully compostable or biodegradable products which are convenient to buy in realistic quantities for you, whether that’s in the 100s or 1000s. In addition, we offer next day delivery if required, our website is fully secure and user-friendly with a mobile-first ordering system .

Our product range

Our product range is ideal for use in coffee shops, takeaways, cafes, catering businesses, events or for entertaining at home. Including drinks cups, pots for ice cream, soup or food, sandwich packaging, cake boxes, wrap, bags, cutlery and much more, our range is affordable and convenient to buy.

Our mission

Alongside our mission to provide affordable sustainable alternatives to single use plastics, we also aim to provide information on how we can all reduce our impact on the environment. Although reducing our use of single use plastics might seem like a small step to take, if we all make changes now, it will result in a significant difference for future generations. 

So, what can be done? You’ve probably heard of the five R’s of recycling: ‘refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle.’ An important first step to take is to minimise our use of disposables by thinking about what can be used in their place, whilst considering whether items can be reused, or disposed of in a sustainable way by composting or recycling. 

However, we do understand the importance and convenience of disposables, particularly when it comes to the products used by catering businesses. As a result, we aim to encourage businesses and individuals to make the move towards sustainable alternatives by making these products as affordable and convenient to buy as possible. We know that we won’t change the world overnight but we hope that we’ll make it easier for you to make the more ethical choice. 


Get in touch with Single Use Alternatives

If you would like to find out more about our range of eco friendly takeaway coffee cups and catering supplies, please get in touch at:

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