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.
About Zume food packaging products
Not only are Zume products 100% compostable, they are also durable, anti-leak, microwavable, freezable, ovenable and practical to use. Offering the ideal alternatives to single use plastic items, Zume products are perfect for use in cafes, coffee shops and takeaways, or for packed lunches, picnics and entertaining at home.
Zume’s bowls with lids are made from plant-fibre materials, making them a practical, eco-friendly alternative to single use plastics, whilst their meal boxes with lids are the perfect size for lunch on the go and takeaway. Zume bowls and meal boxes come with snap fit lids, designed to lock in heat or keep food cold, without oily food leaking. Their beverage cups are ideal for serving hot or cold drinks and Zume’s rectangular containers are a great choice for packaging takeaway meals and fresh foods.
Zume have worked for over seven years to develop a range of viable and advanced molded fibre packaging substitutes for plastic. With products made from moldable fibres including bamboo, wheat, straw and blends of grass fibres, choosing Zume’s compostable packaging is a great way to eliminate plastics and polystyrene from your catering business or home.
Zume Spill-Proof Food Packaging: reasons to go sustainable
The problems caused by plastic pollution in the environment have received worldwide attention over recent years. When you consider that of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic that’s ever been produced, more than 6 billion is now either waste in landfill or environmental pollution, something has to be done.
Plastic can take over 400 years to fully degrade, with most of the plastic produced still existing in some form. As most plastic is manufactured for just one single use, we need to change our ways.
Switching from single use plastic disposables to products such as Zume offers an important way to make a big difference to the planet. At Single Use Alternatives it is our mission to make the switch as easy as possible by offering Zume products at competitive prices, with convenient doorstep delivery and online ordering. In addition, because we don’t set a minimum order value you’ll be able to order in quantities which are realistic for you; whether you need 100 Zume boxes or 1000s. It also goes without saying we pass on more savings to you if you buy more too.