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.
Sustainably sourced products made from plants not plastic
We have the UK’s most comprehensive website, dedicated to providing sustainable, practical alternatives to single use plastic catering disposables. From cups for hot and cold drinks, lids and stirrers, through to deli pots, sandwich cartons, takeaway trays, bags, wrap and labels, we have everything you need to serve and sell takeaway food and drinks.
Our products are ideal for packaging a wide range of food and liquids including hot drinks and meals, takeaway food, confectionery, fresh produce, deli items and much more. Perfect for use in coffee shops, cafes, takeaway, farmers markets, catering and events businesses, you’ll find our products are robust, well-designed and practical to use.
We have over 400 products made from plants not oil based plastic. Although many of them might look and feel like plastic, they are instead made from renewable plant based materials such as corn starch or sugar cane. As such, they are either 100% fully compostable or biodegradable.
Compostable cups and catering disposables are suitable for collection by your local council with other compostable food waste, check locally. Alternatively, these items can also be placed in your garden compost bin. However, please note that home composting takes longer than industrial composting, with the length of time dependent on environmental conditions and the method you use.
Biodegradable cups and catering disposables must be composted in a special industrial composting facility if they are to fully degrade in a timely manner. At present, this type of composting facility isn’t available in all areas, so please check the situation where you live first.
Why make the switch to environmentally friendly catering disposables?
We understand that for many catering, events and food businesses, having a convenient supply of cheap catering disposables is very important. However, plastic takes up to 400 years to fully degrade, whilst the majority of plastic ends up in landfill or as pollution in the environment. To compound the problem further, although a wide range of eco friendly catering disposables are now available, they have historically been more expensive and difficult to source in realistic quantities.
At Single Use Alternatives we aim to provide realistically priced, plastic-free catering disposables, available for direct delivery in quantities which are right for you. So, whether you need 100 eco takeaway coffee cups or 1000s, we’ll deliver to your doorstep.
You’ll find that our prices are affordable, with discounts of up to 20% on manufacturer prices. Ordering from our user-friendly, secure website is simple, with easy account set-up, management and re-ordering available. Last and by no means least, we’re happy to send out free product samples so you’ll have a chance to try before you buy.
Contact Single Use Alternatives
To find out more about our dedicated product range, get in touch with Single Use Alternatives at: email@example.com