The guide includes 60 fruits and vegetables from artichokes to zucchini. Some of these, like onions and potatoes, I already keep outside the refrigerator and away from plastic, but I was particularly interested in tips for produce like arugula ("Place in an open container, wrapped with a dry towel to absorb any extra moisture") and green beans ("They like humidity, but not wetness. A damp cloth draped over an open or loosely closed container"). Who knew that so many foods could be stored in open containers?
The guide doesn't offer specific suggestions for containers, but these glass ones come to mind. One problem with containers, however, is they take up more refrigerator space. I was thinking of storing some fruits and vegetables loose in the crisper drawers, covered with a towel, until I remembered that the drawers themselves are made of plastic!
Do you have any experience or tips for storing produce without plastic?
• Read more & print out a sheet to stick on your fridge: How to Store Vegetables/Fruit Without Plastic at Washington's Green Grocer
(Image: Emily Ho)