At this time of year with the advent of planting season you can go through a lot of plant containers, especially if you give a lot of plants away.
The standard 2 litre milk carton, with the top cut off, makes a good intermediary container for bean plants. The beans are started in plastic boxes of 4 to 6 seeds then the beans repotted into the cartons. In a few weeks the plants will be ready for planting in the garden.
The cartons fit neatly into standard storage boxes, 4 rows of 5 or 5 rows of 4. As a row of plants are removed another row can be started. In this way a steady supply of new bean plants continue for several months. Once the plants are planted, the cartons go to the recycling bin.