Nine new suppliers have signed up to the Wrap-led Courtauld Commitment on packaging reduction.

Britvic, Cadbury Schweppes, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Dairy Crest, Duchy Originals, Mars UK, McBride, Nestlé and Premier Foods have pledged to halt growth in packaging waste by 2008 and deliver packaging waste reductions by 2010.

The Courtauld Commitment aims to cut the 6.3 million tonnes of packaging reaching UK homes each year by at least 340,000 tonnes by 2010.

Wrap also announced plans to run a consumer campaign highlighting the high levels of food waste thrown away each year.