Americans reveal nearly a fifth of the groceries they buy end up in the trash

The average American spends nearly $1,500 per year on food they'll never eat, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 general population Americans revealed people waste $1,493.93 on food per year, which is almost a fifth of their groceries after every shopping trip (18%). Less than 10% of respondents said they "never" purchase food they don't end up eating, while almost three in 10 (27%) said this is something they "always" or "often" do. Conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Avocado Green Mattress, the survey delved into the habits that contribute to food waste — and the effect it has on the environment.

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