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Christmas collection 2022

Monday July 4, 2022

A delightful collection of recycled Christmas crackers and quality tableware for the festive season 2022.

Bunzl Catering Supplies has launched its 2022 Christmas collection showcasing over 20 recyclable Christmas crackers with reusable wooden novelty content and an innovative eCracker.

The 20-page Christmas brochure boasts 9 new cracker designs, all made from recyclable board and containing wooden content designed for up-cycling. All crackers in the range can be teamed with an essential range of plain and festive-design tableware from partner suppliers Duni and Swantex.

In line with its Sustainable Future programme, Bunzl Catering Supplies has introduced a range of board crackers (without foil or glitter) designed to be recyclable when placed into a mixed recyclables bin without a tie or novelty content.  Additionally, the novelty content for all new crackers in 2022 continue to be manufactured from wood in the shape of attractive Christmas tree novelties. Once the cracker has been pulled, customers are invited to thread the cracker ties through the wooden novelties to make up-cycled and reusable Christmas tree decorations that can be used again each year – reducing waste.

Justin Turquet, Head of Sustainability for Bunzl Catering Supplies comments: “Working with our supply chain to reduce unnecessary waste in the hospitality industry is an important part of our market-leading Sustainable Future programme, so we are delighted to once again launch a collection of recyclable crackers that contain all-wooden novelty content that can be up-cycled and reused again.”

The 2022 collection includes an exciting eCracker that provides an innovative alternative to the traditional cracker post Covid-19. The Spirit of Christmas eCracker, which can also be used as a sealable cutlery envelope, displays a QR code that links to a web app, allowing customers to ‘virtually’ pull their Christmas cracker and enjoy festive jokes, a Christmas quiz and to share seasonal selfies without the risk of hand contamination. Additionally, customers can donate via the web app to international charity Shelter, an organisation that defends the right to a safe home, working to end the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people and its communities.

Robin Maxwell, Sales Director at Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division comments: “The festive season is a busy and exciting time for operators in the catering and hospitality sector. Seasonal food and drink menus cater for customers getting into the Christmas spirit, and those all-important festive parties for friends and work colleagues will be taking place throughout December. It is important that operators are equipped in advance with the Christmas crackers and tableware that will elevate these celebratory events from the humdrum to something altogether more memorable. Our recyclable crackers and Christmas tableware are designed to suit a variety of occasions and budgets and are available to order now, in good time for delivery before the festive season.”

To view the full range in the Christmas and New Year 2022 brochure please click here.