Ever heard the phrase “one rotten apple spoils the barrel”? It turns out that’s true. Like many fruits, apples emit something called ethylene gas as they ripen, causing produce around them to spoil faster – especially in the confines of a closed refrigerator. Potatoes, however, love ethylene. When exposed to it, they won’t sprout, meaning that they stay fresh longer so you don’t have to buy more. Here's info on how to make your own DIY storage container.