WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 or 15d-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                               For August 29, 2006

                                    BUNZL PLC
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

                 (Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)

                         110 Park Street, London W1K 6NX
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual
reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

                         Form 20-F..X..   Form 40-F.....

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934.)

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in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): )

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1.  Press release dated August 29, 2006  -  Transaction in Own Shares

29 August 2006
                                   BUNZL PLC

                           TRANSACTION IN OWN SHARES

Bunzl plc ("Bunzl") announces that it has today purchased through JP Morgan
Cazenove Limited 200,000 of its ordinary shares at a price of 660.62p per share.
The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Bunzl holds 200,000 ordinary shares as treasury
shares.  The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as
treasury shares) is 347,269,829.

This purchase was made pursuant to the authority that was granted by
shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held on 17 May 2006 and is consistent
with Bunzl's objective of maintaining an appropriate balance sheet structure
while continuing with the strategic priority of growing both organically and by
acquisition.  Further purchases may be made from time to time subject to market


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                              BUNZL PLC

Date:  August 29, 2006                        By:__/s/ Michael Roney__

                                              Title:   Chief Executive Officer