My first stop, I'm always on the lookout for some dilapidated mushrooms or a tired old eggplant!
I chuckle when people turn up their noses at day old food in the market. The people that insist on buying the freshest and often most expensive items only to take them home and let them deteriorate for several days in the refrigerator before they use them or eventually throw them out.
My personal dilemma has always been should I buy those day old items or leave them for someone on a more limited budget than my own. Over the years I've watched people shop and decided that the people who could benefit from these bargains the most tend to pass them by. Now I go ahead and select the items that I can use without any qualms or pangs of guilt.
I find that the plastic wrap on most vegetables is harmful so I unwrap them and store them loose in the refrigerator. With greens I often trim the stems and stand them in a bowl of water to give them a new lease on life.
Another thought on this. During my working years I used to snag the leftover crudité platters that have become a mandatory addition to the lunches served at office meetings. If you add a few onions, some seasonings and a little olive oil they make a nice tray of roasted vegetables.