Following the success of EnviroWare’s® Wrapped Wooden Cutlery range last year, we are expanding our range of hygienically wrapped foodservice disposables.
Celebration has recently invested in the installation of a new Wrapping Machine. As a result, a new range of Individually Wrapped Paper Straws is now available.
About EnviroWare® Wrapped Paper Straws
Sustainable FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) paper straws and their white paper wrappers are free from any coating or wax, making them recyclable. Furthermore, Paper straws are Din Certco Seedling certified (7P0818) as being commercially compostable. Made from high-quality, thick gauge paper, these sturdy straws will not collapse or go soggy in drinks. Also, the drinking straws are Vegetarian Society approved!
The stock range of wrapped paper straws will include standard length straws and jumbo straws. Colours include – black, white and red & white stripe.
197mm Standard Wrapped Paper Straw – Black
6mm dia x 197mm long
250 bag x 16
230mm Jumbo Wrapped Paper Straw – Black
8mm dia x 230mm long
100 bag x 10
197mm Standard Wrapped Paper Straw – Red & White Stripe
6mm dia x 197mm long
250 bag x 16
230mm Jumbo Wrapped Paper Straw – Red & White Stripe
Celebration Packaging has launched a new range of reusable, microwavable,
hinged-lid food containers made from virgin polypropylene.
“With a draft roadmap for coming out of lockdown in place, restaurant and pub owners and operators will be planning for reopening. First for outside spaces only, but later for dine-in, albeit under as-yet-unannounced rules,” says Celebration Packaging Managing Director Nick Burton. “These businesses will be seeking to ensure their kitchens can operate safely and efficiently, maintaining quality while also ensuring speed of service.
Meal prep containers for pre-serve portion control
This new foodservice range has been developed in response to customer demand. Before lockdown, some of our major high street foodservice customers were looking to move away from single-use disposable plastic packaging and find reusable solutions. They approached Celebration Packaging to discover what we could offer.
“As problem solvers, trials have now been successfully concluded with two major high street foodservice businesses to develop a reusable, microwavable range which would provide a solution for pre-serve portion control in meal preparation. We are proud to now announce the launch of this new, proven range.”
The new products are made from high-clarity virgin polypropylene (PP) which allows users to easily identify contents, speeding up meal preparation, and avoiding service errors. The packaging is easy to use, as it is delivered nested and stackable, enabling speed of service and features easy opening lid tabs and a hinged lid.
Perfect for portion control, we have so far produced 200ml capacity rectangular containers. Also, round food containers in two sizes: 200ml (shallow); and 400ml (deep). Custom shapes and sizes are available, and the reusable containers can also be embossed with branding or usage instructions for the kitchen staff, subject to tooling charges.
Microwavable, Dish Washer Safe and Reusable
The new range is microwavable and the rectangular range features air vents in the sides and top lid to allow steam to escape when the food is being microwaved. To make the products reusable, or ‘rotable’, they are top rack dishwasher-safe, so can be used time and time again.
Putting reuse at the front of “reduce; recycle; reuse”
“Over the few past years, the mantra for those paying attention to environmental sustainability has been ‘Reduce; recycle; reuse’, but least attention has usually been paid to the reuse aspect,” says Nick. “This new food-grade PP hinged-lid container range delivers on all three priorities. The containers significantly reduce the amount of plastic used in busy kitchens, can be 100% recycled at the end of its life, and is reusable, or ‘rotable’, as many call it.”
The term ‘rotable’ seems to have originated in the aviation industry and is defined as: ‘an element or component that can be repeatedly restored to a working and serviceable condition’. So, in other words, choosing rotables over disposables, means investing in longevity, with a solution that can be reused over and over again.
Reduce packaging waste in busy kitchens
“Switching to reusables in high-traffic kitchens significantly reduces the amount of plastic being used when replacing single-use packaging,” says Nick. “We calculated that one customer who uses the rectangular product is saving in excess of 33,000 kgs of plastic by switching from single-use containers to the new reusable product. The amount of plastic saved obviously depends on how many times the new reusable product is used before being sent for recycling. But as the range is also manufactured here in the UK, switching to these products substantially reduces an operator’s carbon footprint.”
Further increasing the versatility of the new PP microwavable and reusable range, filled containers can also be placed in a freezer. Trials are recommended, and the range is not suitable for blast freezing. “As problem solvers in foodservice packaging, Celebration has been seeking more sustainable solutions since launching our EnviroWare® range over 13 years ago,” Nick concludes. “We are proud that this latest, proven innovation successfully adds value back-of-house, while also enabling operators to improve their sustainability credentials.”
As the cold wintery weather continues, hot takeaway foods and drinks are very popular.
Celebrations Ripple Wrap paper cups and food containers are ideal for food businesses offering warming drinks and foods-to-go to their locals. There is a demand from local communities wanting to support their favorite pubs, restaurants, cafes and bakeries through these difficult times. To meet this, there has been a huge influx of businesses offering takeaway treats for customers to enjoy.
The Ripple Wrap range is perfect for food and drink to-go. Its corrugated wrapping not only protects hands from heat, it also helps keep the contents hot for longer.
Ripple Wrap Food Containers are available in 8oz, 12oz and 16oz sizes – for small, regular and large portions. The quality, heavyweight paperboard containers have a corrugated outer for heat insulation and a PE lining to prevent leaks.
A white PS lid is available separately and fits all three sizes.
Perfect for serving soup, stew, curry or hot desserts.
Brown 8 oz Ripple Soup Container
Brown 12 oz Ripple Soup Container
Brown 16 oz Ripple Soup Container
White Lid for Soup Container
Ripple Wrap Paper Hot Drink Cups & Lids
Plain Brown Ripple Wrap Cups are available in 4oz espresso, 8oz small, 12oz regular and 16oz large. A plain black version is available in 8oz and 16oz. The quality, heavyweight paperboard cups have a corrugated outer for heat insulation and a PE lining to prevent leaks.
Sip through lids are available for 8oz – 16oz cups and come in two colour options – black or white.
We have received lots of new interest in our EnviroWare® paper cutlery ranges recently.
This is no surprise, as pressures for a ban on single use plastics including plastic continue.
Paper cutlery makes a great alternative to plastic and wooden cutlery. Not only is it strong, smooth and functional; EnviroWare® disposable paper cutlery is made from sustainable paper which is FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified.
Our standard range includes paper knives, paper forks and paper spoons. All are available to buy in cases of 1,000 pieces. We offer two lengths, large or small.
Now more than ever, good hygiene is paramount. Celebration can supply individually wrapped paper cutlery to protect it from contaminants. Perfect for serving takeaway food to be eaten on the go.
This option is by special order only, so please contact us with the details of your enquiry.
Custom printed cutlery
We are able to print a simple 1 or 2 colour logo onto the handles of paper knives, forks and spoons.
Contact us for up-to-date details on minimum order quantities, pricing and production lead times.
Paper sporks and paper cutlery for food companies
We can now offer specialist paper cutlery in many different styles – items include sporks, forks with a serrated edge, small spoons and canape forks. There are many options for food processers wanting to include an item of cutlery inside a meal pack. Another special option is natural brown unbleached paper cutlery – for the optimum eco-friendly feel.
Celebration is pleased to announce that our ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management has been renewed to the latest standards.
Celebration aims to reduce the business’s environmental impact as much as possible. Our efforts include sustainable sourcing, energy reduction, and onsite recycling.
Various measures have been taken to reduce energy (electricity) usage. Lighting has been upgraded with efficient LED fittings throughout the premises. Areas of the building have been fitted with automated lighting. In the factory, auto switch-off units have been installed on printing machines.
Waste collection stations for paper, plastic and other mixed materials are sited throughout the premises. Since the waste collection stations were installed, it’s estimated that our waste to landfill has reduced by 75%.
In the factory, our waste ‘inky water’ from coaster and napkins production is sent for recycling. The waste flexo inks from printing tray liners and disposable bibs are sent to be reworked into black ink.
We have also improved the efficiency of our coaster production through new cutter designs, reducing tissue waste to a bare minimum.
New local restriction tiers come into effect in England from Wednesday 2 December 2020. Restaurants and cafes in tiers 1 and 2 will once again welcome customers to dine-in. Food Service businesses in tier 3 will unfortunately need to wait a little longer.
As dining-in is given the green light, business owners will be asked to ensure that staff & diners are practising social distancing and using the track & trace system to monitor cases of covid 19. Table service is now a thing of the norm, whilst mobile apps and online menus are a popular contract free way of ordering food. There is so much information to communicate to diners.
PrintPac disposable paper placemats, drinks coasters & glass covers could be the perfect answer.
Disposable Placemats, Tray Liners and Desk Liners
Place mats have dual purpose. They are usually the first thing a diner will notice when they sit down at their table – therefore the perfect place to present key information.
This could be a reminder to wear a mask if leaving the table, instructions on how to access an online menu, or even having the menu printed directly on place mats to avoid reusable menus. Whatever message you decide, they also protect the table from stray food and drink. Desk liners are also becoming popular in offices that use hot-desking.
We offer various materials including economic papers and absorbent papers. We can produce many different shapes and sizes – there really is no standard as each design is specific to the customer.
An innovative, convenient and hygienic way of presenting a set of cutlery. Unpackaged cutlery that can be accessed by everyone is now a thing of the past. The cutlery bag is the ideal protection for clean, hygienic cutlery. Ideal for restaurants, hotels, hospitals, care homes and canteens. The stock design is available in white or kraft brown.
Our Burton-on-Trent factory has been printing coasters since it opened in ‘1983. We offer different materials, shapes, sizes and printing techniques such as pantone matched inks and shiny hot foil.
Drinks coasters are a great way of getting your brand and messages in front of a seated customer. We’ve printed many thousands of coaster designs over the years. In these uncertain times, coasters can be used to display short messages or even inspirational quotes to help brighten your customers day.