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Discover a range of environmentally friendly takeaway containers that don’t cost the earth

At Single Use Alternatives we believe that making sustainable choices shouldn’t mean having to spend more. Our range of environmentally friendly takeout containers includes everything you need to run your takeaway business, coffee shop or cafe but with a difference: our products are not only sustainable, they’re affordable too.

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 range of environmentally friendly takeaway containers

From takeaway containers for hot foods such as pizzas, fish and chips or curries, through to salad bowls, sandwich cartons and ice cream pots, our eco friendly product range is perfect for serving and selling a wide range of food items. In addition, we also supply many different cups including paper cups for coffee and hot drinks, cold cups, lids, straws and stirrers. Just as durable as their plastic counterparts, our products are instead made from plant based materials to ensure they have a minimal impact upon the environment.

We believe that making sustainable choices should not only be cost effective, the products should also be convenient to buy. Our secure website is mobile friendly and has been designed to make shopping and ordering as simple as possible. There’s no minimum order value so you’ll be able to order in quantities which are realistic for you; whether that’s 100s or 1000s. In addition, we offer a choice of affordable and competitive delivery options, including next day delivery if you need it.

How to recycle compostable or biodegradable food packaging

Although many of the products we supply might look as though they are made from plastic, they are completely plastic-free and should not be recycled with other plastic waste. Our products are compostable or biodegradable and must be recycled in the following ways:

  • Compostable items should be either collected by your local council for recycling with other food waste, or placed in your compost bin at home where the composting process will take up to approximately 12 months.
  • Biodegradable items should be recycled in a special industrial composting facility and this is something which is currently offered by some local councils.

The problem of plastic pollution

Although we know we’re not going to change the world overnight, we believe that by offering a range of affordable, sustainable alternatives to single use plastic catering products, this will add up to a big difference.

Thanks to worldwide publicity, the problems caused by plastic pollution in the environment is something we’re all increasingly aware of. When you consider that most of the plastic that’s ever been produced still exists in some form, and that the majority of plastic items are manufactured for just one use, something has to change. Choosing to buy takeaway containers and food packaging from us is a great place to start; helping you do your bit for the environment whilst also protecting your profits.

Contact Single Use Alternatives for further information on environmentally friendly takeaway containers

To find out more about what we do, or simply to say hello, get in touch with us at:

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