10. RIND SNACKS
For upcycling fruit rinds to make a common snack healthier
Rind Snacks uses fruit rinds—which are often discarded even though they are rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants—to make fruit snacks. The company upcycles rinds that would have otherwise gone in landfills, reducing food waste. In 2022, the five-year-old company expanded its retail footprint to more than 6,500 points of distribution, including Kroger, Walmart, and CVS as well as adding its first Costco region, bringing Rind’s total retail locations to 10,000. It also more than tripled its revenue and prevented over 1 million pounds of food waste this year alone.