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Environmentally friendly food packaging materials that don’t cost the earth

At Single Use Alternatives we supply a wide range of eco friendly alternatives to plastic food packaging. From cups, straws and stirrers, through to bags, wrap and pots, our products are sustainable, affordable and completely plastic-free.

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.

Why choose biodegradable packaging?

The problems caused by plastic pollution are big news these days. Thanks to increased public awareness, more and more of us understand that single use items such as plastic bottles and plastic bags, could take up to 400 years to fully degrade. Although switching to environmentally friendly packaging might seem like a small step, ultimately it could make a big difference.

Recyclable? plastics are available but these products can be confusing, whilst appearing to be more ethical than they actually are. To compound the problem further, although there are viable alternatives on the market, they tend to be expensive and difficult to source.

We believe that by offering a wide range of practical, affordable alternatives which are easy to order and available for convenient delivery to your door, making the switch to sustainable packaging is now simple and viable.

Our range of eco friendly packaging products

Our products are ideal for use by catering business, coffee shops, cafes and takeaways, or for entertaining at home. Whether you’re looking for alternatives to plastic cups, lids and straws, or need deli pots and pizza boxes, we supply everything you need to package food and drink without plastic.

You’ll find our products can be comparable in price to their plastic counterparts, whilst being easy to order from our secure website for convenient delivery to your business or home. There’s no minimum order value so you’ll be able to order in quantities which are right for you: whether that’s 100 recycled paper sandwich boxes or 1000s!

We also offer a range of convenient UK-wide delivery options available at cost-effective prices, with the option to choose next day delivery if required.

How to recycle our products

Although many of our products look similar to plastic they are made from plant based alternatives such as corn starch. As a result, producing these products results in significantly less fossil fuel emissions.

Our products are either compostable or biodegradable and are clearly labelled, so you and your customer will know how to dispose of them. Compostable products can be composted at home or by your local council with other compostable food waste. Biodegradable products are suitable for recycling in special industrial composting facilities; however this isn’t available in all areas so please check with your local council first.

Get in touch to find out how we can help you ‘reduce, refuse, reuse, repurpose and recycle’

To find out how our product range can help you protect the planet whilst protecting your profits, get in touch with Single Use Alternatives at:

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