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Reusable alternatives to single use plastics that don't cost the earth

Opting for reusable alternatives to single use plastics is a great way to reduce plastic pollution and lower your carbon footprint. At Single Use Alternatives we supply a wide range of sustainable alternatives to the disposable, single use items widely used by catering and events businesses, takeaways, coffee shops and cafes. In addition, we also offer some reusable plastic alternatives.

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.

We understand that for many businesses price and convenience are major considerations. Although environmentally friendly catering supplies are available, they tend to cost more than their plastic counterparts, whilst being difficult to source in realistic quantities. It is our aim to offer a range of practical, viable alternatives and you’ll find that our product selection has everything you need to serve takeaway food and drinks, or for entertaining at home. 

Our product range

Our product range includes everything from reusable cutlery, plates and cups for hot drinks, through to disposable pots, sandwich cartons, deli trays and cake boxes. In addition, we also supply a wide range of plastic free alternatives to plastic bags, plastic straws and food wrap. The products we sell are competitively priced, with discounts available on bulk orders. We don’t set a minimum order value so you’ll be able to order in quantities which are right for your business: whether you need 100s of cups or 1000s. In addition, our website is user-friendly, mobile-friendly and fully secure, with simple account management and re-ordering.

Why make the change?

Although switching from disposable plastics to eco friendly alternatives might seem like a small step to take, the more of us who make the change, the bigger the difference for the planet. Since plastic was first commercially manufactured, more than 8 billion tons have been produced. Of this, over 6 billion tons has either ended up as waste in landfill, or as plastic pollution in the environment. When you consider that plastic can take up to 400 years to fully degrade, something has to be done. 

Although we need to change our ways, viable alternatives to single use plastics aren’t widely known and have historically been expensive. In addition, the range of different types of new plastics and alternatives can be very confusing. As a result, what might seem like an ethical alternative, could have other consequences. To further compound the problem, the way in which local authorities approach recycling and the processing plants available vary depending on where you live. 

At Single Use Alternatives we know that people want to buy sustainable products but are deterred by a lack of knowledge, premium prices and difficulties in accessing a realistic supply. To help overcome these problems, our promise to our customers is to offer simple account management and re-ordering, products made from plants not plastics, bulk discounts, cost savings and the option to order as few (or as many!) products as you like. 

Get in touch with Single Use Alternatives

If you would like to find out more about our product range, including reusable alternatives to single use plastics, please contact us at:

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