recyclable coffee cups

Discover one of the largest ranges of takeaway packaging and vegware cups UK wide


Single Use Alternatives is an online store specialising in the supply of disposable packaging products for catering and events businesses, coffee shops, takeaways, coffee shops and farmers markets. What sets us apart from other catering supplies companies is that our products are all made from plants, not plastic, and are available for direct delivery to your door. We have one of the largest ranges of sustainable catering disposables, including vegware cups, deli pots, takeaway trays, sandwich bags and much more.

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.

Sustainable and affordable for the UK:  Vegware cups

We know that increasing numbers of businesses are looking to reduce their carbon footprint, by making the switch from single use plastic catering disposables to plant-based, eco-friendly alternatives. However, we also understand that although sustainable alternatives to plastics are available, they have tended to historically be expensive and difficult to source in realistic quantities. 

You’ll find that our products are affordable, with savings of up to 20% on wholesale prices. In addition, we don’t set a minimum order value so you’ll be able to order in quantities which are right for you: whether you need 100 vegware cups or 1000s. Our website is user-friendly and mobile first, with easy account management, simple re-ordering and next day delivery available if required. 

Our product range includes everything you need to serve and sell takeaway food, drinks or produce. From accessories including takeaway bags and labels, through to cups, food containers, takeaway trays, deli pots and tableware, our products are practical, sustainable and cost-effective.

How to recycle Vegware cups

The products we sell are either compostable or biodegradable. Compostable products such as vegware, should be disposed of with other composting waste for collection by your local council. When these products are industrially composted, it takes up to 90 days for them to fully degrade. However, when composted at home the process will take longer as it depends on environmental conditions and the method you use. 

Biodegradable products must be recycled in a special industrial composting facility. This type of facility isn’t currently available in all areas of the UK, so please check the situation where you live first. If you would like further information, please read the Closing The Loop page on our website. 

Although making the switch from plastic disposables to sustainable alternatives might seem like a small step to take, the more of us who make the change, the bigger the difference it will make to the planet. 

Contact Single Use Alternatives  

If you would like to find out more about our range of plastic-free catering disposables and vegware cups available for UK delivery, please get in touch by contacting us at:

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