While stocks last we’ve got the small 3oz water / sampling cups at the clearance price of only £10 per case (2,000). These disposable plastic glasses are great for use in offices near water coolers or in canteens, the small capacity encourages people to drink water on the spot then throw the glass straight in the recycling bin. You’ll also find these glasses used for product sampling in supermarkets and malls, the small size makes them ideal for this sort of use.
These items are 100% recyclable, being made from flexible polypropylene plastic. You can simply dispose of them in any regular plastic recycling bin. The packaging is also completely recyclable in line with our ethical policy on disposable usage.
You can find these water cups on our site at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/plastic-water-cups
We specialise in environmentally friendly catering supplies and food packaging products. Since the increased interest in environmental impact of disposable products we’ve been championing our ever increasing range of eco-friendly alternative products.
The goal has always been to offer an environmentally alternative to every range we supply; this gives customer a choice between using a regular disposable item or a biodegradable product where this is desired or required.
With any shift in buying patterns and product demand it’s important to look at any other secondary environmental factors which might also be relevant. With biodegradable products for example, it’s common for plastic (polyethylene) coatings to be replaced with natural PLA (cornstarch) layers. The secondary impact here could be the knock-on effect with crops grown for food production with focus shifting to supply market demand for PLA. We go through a detailed certification procedure with any supplier or manufacturer of these materials to ensure that the raw materials are sourced in a sustainable fashion. The manufacturer needs to have a infrastructure in place for obtaining their raw materials that doesn’t impact local food production or the local environment.
Another example might be the increased use of wood / paper based products over plastics. We’ve seen plastic straws partially replaced with paper straws for example, and a huge increase in the sale of wooden cutlery. This all increases demand for paperboard and birch wood respectively in these examples. Again we always seek certification from the raw material sources to ensure that any forestry is conducted in a sustainable fashion (https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/articles/what-is-sustainable-forestry), new forests should be planted as trees are harvested; normally with specific types of quick growing birch.
Our new range of bamboo products are another excellent example of a focus on sustainability. Bamboo is an extremely fast growing plant, anything harvested for pump can be replaced extremely quickly minimising any environmental impact.
Please get in touch with our team with any requirements you may have for environmentally friendly biodegradable catering supplies, we’re always on hand to offer advise where required.
Our ever expanding range of wooden cutlery now includes a birch wood version of the disc stirrer. We’ve offered this item for some time as a disposable plastic item, the product that has proved popular in pubs, bars and clubs for use in cocktails.
We’re keen to keep up with market demand when it comes to trends in disposables and we’ve found that a lot of venues and sites are seeking to move away from non-essential plastic-based disposable items, with disc stirrers being a good example of this.
Our plastic disc stirrers are completely recyclable, as long as they’re sorted and sent to a suitable facility, or simply put in with plastic waste they get recycled and don’t end up at landfill. The problem arises when the correct measures are no in place to collect the discarded disc stirrers. At event sites there will often be a general waste bin instead of several bins offered for rec ycling purposes, in these instances the plastics will not be sorted correctly and recycling is not possible.
Our wooden disc stirrers are made from 100% pure birch wood; they contain no coatings or plastic layers. This means they’re 100% biodegradable and compostable. It also sends the message to customers that you’re thinking about the environment when it comes to disposables – at some types of venue or festival this can prove to be extremely important with the increased public focus on sustainability and environmental impact.
These items are available straight away from stock, either as a pack of 100 or a full box of 1,000. Please see our range of biodegradable wooden cutlery for more information.
We’re often asked by customers which plastic tumblers we’d recommend for pints and halves; if a strong plastic tumbler is required our recommendation is always for the Katerglass range of disposable glasses.
There are a huge range of plastic pint and half pint glasses available in the UK, most of these will be of the ‘flexi’ style vacuum / thermoformed variety. These are great multipurpose items and have the advantage of a very low unit price, however the cheaper thermoformed construction does result in a glass that’s thinner and can have an inconsistent wall thickness.
Katerglass tumblers are the only injection moulded CE marked polypropylene tumbler around and offer unparalleled strength. They’re a heavier weight item, the injection moulding process also results in a glass that has a uniform wall thickness all over.
As these are a premium disposable product they also feature a rolled rim for drinking comfort, this means no sharp edges. We actually find that customers often end up washing out these glasses and reusing them due to their strength.
There are a number of reasons why you might require a strong plastic pint / half pint glass. If you’re serving glass for example, a stronger glass means no spillages as the glass will not flex when held. We’ve also found that there can be cost advantages too, despite the glasses being more expensive. If a customer picks up a thinner glass it’s quite common practice to take 2 glasses instead of 1, thereby doubling the cost per drink!
Katerglass tumblers are available in a range of popular sizes, we stock the following:
- 8oz – Soft drinks
- 10oz – Half pint to brim
- 12oz – Half pint to line
- 20oz – Pint to brim
- 22oz – Pint to line
- 40oz – Oversize 2 pint
Our range of Katerglass Tumblers can be found at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/plastic-cups
New in today are our classic brown food boxes in the most common sizes used for commercially takeaways. As with the recently launched biodegradable noodle boxes, these are PLA coated biodegradable versions of our regular takeaway boxes; no PE (polyethylene) plastic coating. We’ve introduced these in an eco-themed natural brown kraft colour; this is unbleached card so no chemicals or bleaching agents are used in the production.
We’ve launched a full range of sizes for these new boxes including:
- No 1
- No 2
- No 3
- No 4
- No 6a
- No 8
If you’ve ever received a box similar to this from a takeaway establishment then there’s a strong possibility it’s one of these sizes; they’re industry standard sizes and cover nearly all of the most common uses.
Due to the standardisation of these boxes, if you wanted to switch from our regular white or brown food boxes to the biodegradable version, you simply purchase the same size (No 2 for example). These will have the same dimensions as the item you’re already using, even if it’s from another manufacturer. This makes switching to biodegradable boxes very simple indeed.
We can offer samples of these new food boxes if required, just get in touch with our sales team for more information. You can see our full range of biodegradable food boxes at: https://innsupplies.com/biodegradable/biodegradable-food-boxes
No 1 Biodegradable Food Boxes
No 2 Biodegradable Food Boxes
No 3 Biodegradable Food Boxes
No 4 Biodegradable Food Boxes
No 6a Biodegradable Food Boxes
No 8 Biodegradable Food Boxes
Regular readers may have noticed a trend with most of the new products we’ve launched this year; they’ve all been biodegradable environmentally friendly alternatives to popular existing products. Today’s product update is no exception! We’ve got an extensive range of disposable takeaway food boxes; these are available as a few main varieties:
- White folding food boxes (no1 – no8)
- Brown kraft folding food boxes (no1 – no8)
- Round smart serve noodle boxes (16oz – 32oz)
- Square folding noodle boxes (16oz – 32oz)
We’ve just taken delivery of biodegradable versions of the 16oz and 26oz round noodle boxes, as well as the 26oz square folding noodle boxes. These are the most popular items from the takeaway noodle box range so it made sense to offer a biodegradable alternative for businesses looking to switch to biodegradable stock.
Similar to the rest of our range, the main difference with this range is that the polyethylene plastic lining is replaced with a PLA cornstarch based lining. This means that the lining will break down naturally, unlike items with a plastic-based lining.
To clearly identify these items as a biodegradable product they carry our green stripe branding, the items themselves are natural unbleached kraft paper.
You can find our full range of biodegradable food boxes at: https://innsupplies.com/biodegradable/biodegradable-food-boxes
The regular range of takeaway food boxes can be found at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/takeaway-food-boxes
As always, samples of these new items are available on request.
We’ve got another new addition to our ever expanding range of wooden cutlery, this time in the shape of the Wooden Ice Cream Spade. These are specifically designed for mobile ice cream vendors, takeaway ice cream shops or even for product sampling.
The flat bottomed “shovel” design means they’re great for digging into pots of ice cream, often using traditional small spoons can prove tricky with more solid ice creams.
As with the rest of our wooden cutlery range, these are made from virgin grade birch wood. We’re an ethical supplier and only source our raw materials from sustainable forests.
As these are pure wood based items with no coating or plastics, they’re 100% natural and biodegradable products. They’ll degrade naturally and can be composted.
Wooden cutlery is a fantastic and increasingly popular alternative to plastic cutlery. It offers a natural earthy appearance and a more tactile texture; this gives the impression of a more premium product. Biodegradability is becoming increasingly important are we’re committed to offering the widest possible range of biodegradable, compostable and ethical alternatives to single use items.
Samples are available on request; please get in touch with our sales team for more information.
These wooden ice cream spades can be found on our website at: https://innsupplies.com/wooden-ice-cream-spades.html
We’ve just taken delivery of our new shipment of wooden and bamboo cutlery, fresh in today are our bamboo chopsticks. These are designed to complement our ever expanding range of wooden and biodegradable cutlery, giving customers a wide range of options when it comes to outdoor catering or just disposables for the home.
Our bamboo chopsticks are made from virgin grade bamboo, a fantastically sustainable alternative to paper based products. Bamboo is extremely fast growing meaning it can be farmed in a highly sustainable fashion; this means an extremely low environmental impact and a very ecologically sound end product.
This item fits into our wide range of biodegradable tableware, a range that we see as the future of catering disposables. We take environmental considerations seriously and source our products accordingly. The bamboo chopsticks for example are a 100% biodegradable natural product, they’ll break down naturally when disposed of. This is especially useful at outdoor events when used commercially; it’s very common for arenas to require vendors use biodegradable disposables. These are a great alternative to the plastic variety; even the sleeves around the chopsticks contain no oil based plastics.
You can find these bamboo chopsticks on our biodegradable cutlery page at: https://innsupplies.com/biodegradable/plastic-cutlery
Our new PLA biodegradable straws have just arrived, initially available as 5mm black, 6mm black and white 9mm smoothie straws. These look and feel like plastic straws but are made from cornstarch based PLA – this means they break down naturally and feature no oil based plastics. 8mm PLA spoons straws are also being introduced shortly to complete the range.
We’ve now got 3 main ranges of disposable straws, the classic polypropylene plastic straws, biodegradable paper straws and biodegradable PLA straws.
Polypropylene plastic straws have the lowest cost per unit. As with any single use plastics there’s no environmental issue with using these at all as long as they’re able to be collected and recycled correctly.
For those customers that require a biodegradable alternative, there is the choice of classic style paper straws or PLA straws. Both of these will break down naturally and comply with any current council and event site mandates regarding biodegradability.
Please see our biodegradable straws category for more information at:https://innsupplies.com/biodegradable/biodegradable-straws
By popular demand we’ve extended our offer price on the 20 and 10oz (pint and half pint to brim) disposable flexible plastic tumblers.
While this offer lasts our 10oz half pint glasses are £25 per case (1000), 20oz pints are £32.00 per case (1000).
These vacuum formed polypropylene glasses are hugely popular during the summer months for outdoor festivals and events in particular. As the name suggests they’re designed to flex rather than crack which makes cleaning up after use much easier, glasses can be collected and compacted ready for recycling.
Polypropylene plastic is one of the most widely recycled plastics; it can be recycled by any plastic processing facility in the UK when used in large quantities. For use in the home, they can simply be recycled with the normal household plastic waste.