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The Save Food From the Refrigerator project offers a unique way to preserve produce without storing them in the fridge. A series of wooden shelves accommodates particular foods in such a way that they don’t ripen too quickly. Since the fridge expends a significant amount of energy, this alternative is as eco-friendly as it is fresh.
Conceived by Korean designer Jihyun Ryou, the Save Food From the Refrigerator project uses natural ways to preserve the food. For instance, root vegetables like carrots and onions are staked into a pile of sand that can be watered while eggs are rested on the wood shelves next to a container of water that people use to check how fresh they are (if they sink, they are still good to eat).