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2019 Christmas Party Supplies

As you’ve probably spotted, Christmas is very much upon us. The shops are full of 3 for 2 gift ideas and selection boxes. As such we’ve launched our range of festive tableware, they’re all grouped together on the site for your convenience at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/christmas-party-store.

Our Christmas party store has a huge range of products including:

  • Printed paper tablecloths
  • Banquet rolls
  • Festive napkin designs
  • Black plastic glassware
  • Wine glasses
  • Champagne flutes

These items are all available from stock with free next day delivery.

See our full range of Christmas party supplies at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/christmas-party-store

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Which lids do I choose for my paper cups?

group lidsWith our ever increasing range of paper cups we’ve also picked up several new types of sip through lids on the way, as a result there is quite a large range of lids available on our store. At a glance, this can appear somewhat overwhelming if you’re just trying to buy the correct lid for your cups.

The safest way to ensure you buy the correct lid is to find the paper cups on our site and look in the “related items”, we always list the appropriate lid for that product as a related item to make them easier to find.

In terms of types of lid, we offer the following:

  • 4oz – 63mm rim diameter
    Designed to fit 4oz espresso cups (plastic and compostable options)
  • 6oz – 73mm rim diameter
    Fits only the 6oz flat white paper cups (plastic)
  • 8oz – 80mm rim diameter
    Designed for all regular 8oz paper cups (black or white / compostable or plastic)
  • 10-20oz – 90mm rim diameter
    Designed for all regular 10-20oz paper cups (black or white / compostable or plastic)
  • Ultimate – 86mm rim diameter
    Fits triple wall “ultimate” cups only (black or white / compostable or plastic)
  • 9oz vending – 73mm rim diameter
    Only for 9oz or 7oz squat vending paper cups (plastic)
  • 7oz vending: 70mm rim diameter
    Only for 7oz tall vending paper cups (plastic)

As you can see we offer various options on these lid sizes. A lot of our lids are available as either a black or white lid to suit you individual requirements, most are also available as a compostable alternative too now to suit our biodegradable paper cups. The regular plastic lids are made from Polypropylene and are completely recyclable. The compostable alternative lids are made from cPLA, a cornstarch based natural alternative to plastic. These are biodegradable and can be composted too.

You can find our full range of paper cup lids at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/paper-cups/domed-sip-lids-for-paper-cups

Product clearance: 3oz water cooler cups

3oz-nonvendingWhile 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

New product: Wooden Disc Stirrers

Wooden-Disc-Stirrer-150mm for webOur 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.

 

Katerglass: Strong disposable plastic tumblers

2 Pint Katerglass2We’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

Dispopak Biodegradable takeaway boxes

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

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No 1 Biodegradable Food Boxes

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No 2 Biodegradable Food Boxes

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No 3 Biodegradable Food Boxes

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No 8 Biodegradable Food Boxes

Takeaway food boxes: new biodegradable products

Group Shot_2Regular 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.

New Product: Wooden Ice Cream Spade

95mm ice cream wooden spoonWe’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

New product: Bamboo Chopsticks

white wrapped chopstickWe’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

New PLA biodegradable straws

Straws GroupOur 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