London, Jan 11 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that Britons spend a whopping 37 million pounds every year on unused purchases and broken resolutions.
The average adult spends 1,213 pounds a year on 'wasted' items, such as gym memberships they do not use, healthy food they throw away and new clothes they never wear.
77 per cent admit wasting "a lot" on gym fees, with most spending 303 pounds in forgotten direct debits for membership.
Another 158 pounds goes on unused sports equipment, while night classes that go unattended cost 172 pounds a year. The average adult also wastes 111 pounds on gadgets and 123 pounds on clothes, reports the Daily Express.
Discarded food and drink costs a further 103 pounds a year, while computer games, CDs, DVDs and magazine subscriptions also regularly go to waste.
"Although officially being out of recession, things are still extremely difficult, so it's crucial to save money by not buying things we don't really need or want," said Darren Fell, of online accountants Crunch.co.uk, which carried out the poll of 3,000 people.
"But many Britons admit they often get sucked into buying something they won't really use, so it's worth considering purchases wisely." (ANI)