recyclable coffee cups

Affordable eco friendly takeaway food containers available for direct delivery

Our range of eco friendly takeaway food containers makes it easy and affordable for cafes, coffee shops, takeaways and restaurants to supply food and drinks to their customers. From takeaway boxes for hot foods, through to coffee cups, salad bowls and ice cream pots, our range of products are cost-effective, convenient and better for 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.

Helping you protect your business and the planet

As awareness grows around the problems caused by plastic pollution in the environment, increasing numbers of food businesses are looking for compostable and biodegradable food packaging. Unfortunately, many of these plastic-free alternatives are expensive and might not be as eco friendly as they seem.

At Single Use Alternatives it is our aim to help takeaway food businesses protect their profits and the planet by offering a wide range of practical products which are not only sustainable, they’re affordable too. Our product range includes takeaway food boxes, ideal for packaging pizzas, fish and chips, sandwiches, curries and more, along with plastic-free cutlery, coffee cups, cold cups, lids and stirrers. The products we sell are just as durable and practical as their plastic counterparts, whilst also being available at competitive prices.

To make it as easy as possible for you to make the switch from single use plastics, we’ve designed our secure website to be mobile-friendly and user-friendly. We offer a range of UK delivery options, including next day delivery. In addition, because we don’t set a minimum order value, you’ll be able to order in quantities which are realistic for you; whether you need 100 takeaway boxes or 1000s!

How our products should be recycled

To make recycling straightforward, our products are either compostable or biodegradable and are labelled accordingly. Compostable items are suitable for collection by your local council with other food waste recycling, or can be disposed of in your compost bin at home.

Biodegradable items must be recycled in a special industrial composting facility; however, at present this isn’t available in all areas. We advise you to check the situation where you live first.

Why do we need to change our ways?

Plastic has been in commercial production since the mid-20th century and the majority of plastic that has ever been made still exists in some form today. In addition, most of the plastic produced is made for just one single use before it is thrown away. If we carry on like this, by 2050 there will be 12 billion tons of plastic waste.

Something needs to change and although moving away from single use plastics might seem like a small move to make, it will end up making a big difference to future generations. Our product range and online shop have been designed to make it as easy as possible for you to choose and buy alternatives to the single use disposable items you need to run your takeaway or catering business. The difference is that our products are affordable and convenient to buy for delivery to your business or home.

If you would like to find out more about what we do and why we’re doing it, get in touch at:

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