recyclable coffee cups

Budget-friendly recyclable takeaway boxes and eco friendly food packaging

Single Use Alternatives is an online store which specialises in the supply of food and drinks packaging for catering businesses, events, cafes, coffee shops, takeaways and home use. What makes us different though is that our products are affordable, convenient and designed to offer realistic alternatives to single use disposable plastic products. From coffee cups, lids and stirrers, through to takeaway cartons and food pots, our sustainable products are easy to order and don’t cost the earth.

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.

Affordable earth-friendly alternatives to disposable plastics

Thanks to worldwide publicity we’re increasingly aware of the problems caused by plastic pollution in the environment. Plastic can take up to 400 years to fully degrade and because the majority of the plastic that’s ever been manufactured still exists in some form, something has to be done. 

We understand that many catering and takeaway businesses are looking for ways to protect the environment by reducing their use of single use, disposable plastic items. However, although eco-friendly alternatives are available, they tend to be more expensive and difficult to buy in realistic quantities. Our range is designed to offer something different as we supply sustainable products which are convenient to buy from our user-friendly, secure website. We don’t set a minimum order value so you’ll be able to order in quantities which are right for you: whether that’s in the 100s or 1000s. In addition, our products are cost-effective to buy,  helping to ensure that they offer a realistic alternative to cheap plastic items. 

Our range of recyclable takeaway boxes

Our product range includes everything you need for serving food and drinks in your takeaway, cafe or catering business, or for entertaining at home. We supply cups and lids, food containers including recyclable takeaway boxes, hot and cold food pots, tableware, sheets, film, food wrap and bags. You’ll find that our products are practical to use and available in a range of sizes to suit all requirements. 

There’s one thing our eco friendly boxes and food packaging products have  in common: sustainability. All of our products are either biodegradable or compostable and made from plants not plastic. Choosing sustainable products helps to ‘close the loop’ by taking carbon out of the atmosphere. Fewer greenhouse gasses are created as less energy is used during their manufacture. Once composted or biodegraded, our products are returned to the earth to enrich the soil, ultimately keeping fossil fuels in the ground. This an important objective if we are to achieve net zero and mitigate climate change.  

How to recycle our takeaway boxes

Our products are biodegradable or compostable. Compostable products should be disposed of by your local council with other composting waste. Alternatively, they can be composted at home, however the process will take longer as it depends on the method you use and environmental conditions. Biodegradable products must be recycled in special industrial composters, but this isn’t available in all areas at present so please check the situation where you live first. It’s important to note that although some of our products might look and feel very similar to plastic, they mustn’t be disposed of with other plastic recycling waste. 

Get in touch with Single Use Alternatives

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help your business use less single use plastics, please get in touch by contacting us here.

Contact Single Use Alternatives

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