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Sauce pots with lids – A takeout solution during lockdown

Plastic Sauce Pots With Lids

Restaurants and food delivery services have been forced to adapt after the outbreak of COVID-19, ensuring procedures are in place to minimise contact between staff and customers.

What the government says

The UK government has advised businesses to provide disposable condiments or cleaning non-disposable condiment containers after each use.

Following this advice helps reduce contact and prevents the spread of coronavirus.

For the latest information and guidance on coronavirus, please click here.

Disposable catering supplies

Disposable sauce pots, along with our disposable food boxes and napkins, have been best-sellers during these times.

Plastic Sauce Pots With Lids
200 sauce pots with lids for £2.20
Plastic Sauce Pots With Lids
200 sauce pots with lids for £2.50

If you require larger containers, please click here.

With a new chat system on our website, you can now chat to us live Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. We’re happy to help with any questions you may have.

In stock: Aqueous cups are a special type of cup

When we announced the arrival of our Double Wall Aqueous Cups, many were drawn to its special feature.

Double Wall Paper Aqueous Cups Coffee Cups

A water-based coating solution

Our Aqueous cups are manufactured slightly different to a standard cup. They’re manufactured using a unique water-based barrier coating solution.

It’s an eco-friendly alternative as opposed to regular disposable cups which are lined with polyethylene (PE).

These cups are fully home compostable and come in 8oz and 12oz sizes. Furthermore, they feature an attractive design and great for coffee shops and hot drink caterers.

8oz Double Wall Paper Aqueous Cups Coffee Cups
8oz Aqueous cups (500) now £32.00
12oz Double Wall Paper Aqueous Cups Coffee Cups
12oz Aqueous cups (500) now £38.00

Retaining heat

These cups are comfortable to hold due to a double wall layer, which also helps a hot drink like coffee retain its heat for longer.

In stock: Eco friendly soup container lids for soup cups

Our new compostable paper lids are a plastic-free alternative to conventional CPLA lids.

Compostable 12-16oz Soup Container Lids

These lids fit our range of biodegradable soup cups, which can also be used to serve and store ice cream, pasta and frozen yogurt.

We remain open to dispatch orders. But due to the pandemic, there may be delays with courier services. We thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times.

For any questions regarding your order, please email sales@innsupplies.com and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Sporks added to our sustainable cutlery collection

Sustainable Cutlery Sporks Catering Supplies

Compostable heavy duty cPLA sporks have been added to our sustainable collection of cPLA forks, knives and spoons.

Made from corn starch, these sporks are an alternative to regular plastic cutlery for customers looking to move their disposables away from oil-based plastics.

The sporks are ideal for all types of eateries, including takeaways and restaurants.

Sustainable Cutlery Sporks Catering Supplies

What is PLA?

PLA (PolyLactic Acid) is a sustainable and renewable plant based material; fully biodegradable and compostable.

The sporks have been tested up to 85 degrees Celsius and feature an attractive satin finish. This also sets them apart from the more common plastic varieties.

Visit our website for more information and to order online today.

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

2015 Christmas Party Supplies celebration

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.

You can find our regular disposable range of takeaway food boxes at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/takeaway-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 4 Biodegradable Food Boxes

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No 6a Biodegradable Food Boxes

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No 8 Biodegradable Food Boxes