A new survey finds that on average, people put leftovers in their fridge three times a week, but nearly a third of them (32%) forget about them as soon as they’re out of sight.
The poll also reveals:
- The average American spends about $248 a week on groceries for their household, while one in 10 spend more than $500.
- Unfortunately, they’re not eating all that food and end up throwing out about $63 worth of those groceries.
- Over the course of a year, people spend nearly $3-thousand on unused groceries.
- While 43% of respondents eat their leftovers until they’re gone, a quarter admit they get tired of eating the same thing over and over, so they don’t finish them.
- 23% of grocery shoppers say they end up buying at least five foods a week that they wish they could get in smaller sizes, like grapes and fresh herbs.
- The hardest foods to use up are lettuce (27%), bananas (23%) and milk (21%).
- Seven in 10 of those surveyed are trying to cut down on food waste, by doing things including using leftovers creatively (55%), creating a meal plan (37%) and composting (17%).