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Eco friendly travel cutlery at cost-effective prices

At Single Use Alternatives we supply a huge range of catering supplies and food packaging made from biodegradable or compostable alternatives to plastic. Our range includes a selection of plastic free travel cutlery, ideal for takeaway foods, picnics, packed lunches or days out. From spoons and forks, through to straws, stirrers and napkins, we have everything you need to enjoy food on the go, without having an impact upon your carbon footprint

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.

Our eco friendly travel cutlery product range

The products we sell are durable, practicable and made from plant-based materials. What makes us different from other catering supplies companies is that not only are our products plastic-free, they are also affordable and convenient to buy in realistic quantities. We don’t set a minimum order value, so you’ll be able to order in quantities which are right for you; whether you need 100 sets of travel cutlery or 1000s! 

You’ll find that our website is user-friendly and mobile-first, with easy account set up, account management and re-ordering. It’s also fully secure and provides clear pricing. In addition, we offer discounts on bulk orders and savings of up to 20% on wholesale prices. 

Our product range is designed to provide a wide range of eco-friendly alternatives to the disposable single use plastic products used in cafes, catering and events businesses, takeaways and coffee shops, or for entertaining at home. We supply everything you need to serve hot and cold food and drinks, including some of the best eco friendly travel cutlery available such as forks, knives and spoons, through to a selection of tableware covering napkins, plates and bowls. In addition, our product range also offers a huge range of eco-friendly catering packaging items such as sandwich boxes, picnic platters, deli pots, cups and much more. 

How to recycle our products

Although some of our products look very similar to their plastic counterparts, they are made from plant-based materials and include wood and bamboo cutlery. As a result, they mustn’t be disposed of with other plastic recycling waste but are instead biodegradable or compostable. Our products are just as durable as plastic and because they are extremely robust and strong, are ideal for use as reusable cutlery sets.

Compostable items are suitable for collection by your local council with other compostable food waste (check locally). Alternatively, they can be composted in your garden compost bin where the process will take longer, depending on environmental conditions and the method you use. 

Biodegradable items are suitable for collection in areas where the local council has the special industrial composting facilities required. As this type of facility isn’t available in all areas, we recommend that you check the situation where you live first. 

At Single Use Alternatives we’re working closely with a number of parties in an effort to ‘close the loop’ on the waste management of compostable and biodegradable alternatives. To find out more, or for more information on what is available in your area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

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