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Proper storage of fruits and vegetables is key to reducing food waste and maximizing their shelf life. Here are some tips on the best ways to store different types of produce:

1. Berries: Rinse berries thoroughly, then store them in a single layer on a paper towel-lined plate or container in the refrigerator.

2. Apples: Apples produce ethylene gas, which can cause other fruits and vegetables to spoil. Store apples in a separate, cool place, like a refrigerator's crisper drawer, away from other produce.

3. Tomatoes: Tomatoes should not be stored in the refrigerator, as the cold temperature will affect their flavor and texture. Instead, store them on a countertop at room temperature, away from direct sunlight.

4. Leafy greens: Wrap leafy greens, such as lettuce and spinach, in paper towels, then store them in an airtight container or plastic bag in the refrigerator. This will help absorb excess moisture and prevent spoilage.

5. Carrots, cucumbers, and celery: Store these vegetables in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, but don't seal the bag tightly, as they need some air to prevent spoilage.

6. Potatoes: Store potatoes in a cool, dark place, such as a pantry or a cellar, but not in the refrigerator, as the cold temperature will cause them to develop a sweet, starchy taste.

7. Garlic and onions: Store garlic and onions in a cool, dark place, such as a pantry, and avoid storing them near potatoes, as the ethylene gas produced by the potatoes will cause them to spoil more quickly.

By following these guidelines, you can help reduce food waste and keep your fruits and vegetables fresh for longer.