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Eco takeaway containers made from plants not plastic

At Single Use Alternatives it is our mission to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint, as well as helping the environment. We do this by supplying an affordable range of eco takeaway containers made from plants not plastic. Perfectly designed for use by catering and events businesses, takeaways, coffee shops and street food stalls, our products can help you do your bit for the planet without having to break your budget.

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.

Dedicated food packaging supplies

We have the UK’s most comprehensive website, dedicated to sustainable alternatives to single use catering disposables. With over 400 compostable or biodegradable food packaging products, we have everything you need to serve a huge range of takeaway foods, drinks and fresh produce. From takeaway cartons, deli pots and sandwich platters, through to produce trays, cups and cutlery, our products are made from renewable sources which won't harm the planet. 

Why make the switch to eco-friendly products?

We know that for many catering businesses and food suppliers, having a readily-available supply of cheap packaging disposables is essential. Unfortunately though, most of these products are made from harmful, oil-based plastics which can take up to 400 years to fully degrade. To compound the problem, the majority are manufactured for just one use before being thrown away, ending up in landfill or as plastic pollution in the environment. 

It’s clear that we need to change our ways, however most of the alternatives to plastics disposables have historically cost more, and can be difficult to source in realistic quantities. We aim to change this and as a young business, we’re passionate about making it easy and affordable to switch to sustainable alternatives to single use plastics. 

Our prices are cost-effective, with discounts of up to 20% available on manufacturerprices. You’ll find that our website is user-friendly, mobile first and fully secure, with fuss-free account set up, management and re-ordering. 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 eco takeaway containers or 1000s. Last and by no means least, UK-wide delivery is available on all orders, with next day delivery if required. 

Catering supplies made from renewable sources

Because our products are made from renewable sources such as sugar cane or corn starch, they mustn’t be disposed of with other plastic recycling waste. Instead, they are either fully compostable or biodegradable. 

For compostable items, we recommend that you check locally for compostables collection with yourfood waste. Compostable items are also suitable for home composting, however the process will take longer as the length of time required will depend on the method you use and environmental conditions. 

For biodegradable items, these require special industrial composting facilities if they are to fully degrade in a timely manner. This type of facility isn’t available in all areas of the UK yet, so we suggest that you check the situation in your area first. 

Contact Single Use Alternatives

To find out more about our products and how we can help you reduce your carbon footprint, and help the environment, please get in touch at:

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