No one likes wasting fruits and vegetables, yet the average family of four throws away as much as $600 worth of spoiled produce each year, according to the USDA. Ethylene gas, which is given off naturally by fruits and vegetables, builds up in your food storage area speeding the ripening process and accelerates decomposition. Our BluApple can absorb ethylene gas in a typical home refrigerator, produce bin or storage container for about three months (after that, refill packets are available). Simply place a BluApple where you keep your fruits and vegetables, and then sit back and enjoy them. . . for much longer. 2-pack.