Plastic free alternatives to single use plastic cups

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Single Use Alternatives - biodegradable takeaway coffee cups that don’t cost the earth

Single Use Alternatives is an online shop selling a wide range of compostable and biodegradable takeaway cups. Our products are available to order by wholesale and retail customers for direct doorstep delivery. With a huge selection of affordable items to choose from, our products are ideal for use by takeaways, catering businesses and coffee shops, or for entertaining at home.

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.

The disposable styrofoam coffee cups and drinking cups that many takeaway food businesses rely upon are, unfortunately, incredibly bad for the environment because they cannot be recycled. Although there are alternatives available, they are often historically more expensive and can be difficult to find. It is our aim to address this problem by offering businesses and private individuals the chance to buy truly environmentally friendly products, which are easy to buy and can be comparable in cost.

Shopping with Single Use Alternatives

We want to ensure that shopping with us is as simple and affordable as possible. After all, why should choosing sustainable alternatives be expensive and complicated when the future of the planet is at stake? You’ll find our secure, user-friendly website has everything you need to serve takeaway drinks and food, from double walled coffee cups, cups for cold drinks, straws and stirrers, through to sandwich boxes, deli pots, salad bowls and more. Our products are completely plastic free, being instead made from plant based materials, so you’ll know the choices you make are good for the environment.

How our products should be recycled

Although many of our products look as though they are made from plastic, they mustn’t be recycled with other plastic recycling waste. Our products are either compostable or biodegradable and should be recycled in the following ways:

  • Compostable items can either be recycled by your local council with other food waste or in your compost bin at home.
  • Biodegradable items are suitable for recycling in special industrial composting facilities. However, it is important to note that not all local councils are able to offer this service at present, so please check the situation where you live first.

We believe that if recycling is to be successful and beneficial it should be as easy as possible. With this in mind we are currently working with suppliers and local councils to help ensure consistency in recycling services throughout the UK.

Get in touch with Single Use Alternatives

Whether you’d like to find out more about our products or simply want to say hello we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch at:

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