In this video, Amy Keller talks about how she turns surplus produce into her snack product, Climate Candy. (Credit: Sue Williams)

Amy Keller, CEO of Climate Candy, makes Faves fruit chews out of “perfectly imperfect” fruits and vegetables. The goal is to reduce food waste. About 40% of food is wasted globally, often winding up in landfills, where it rots and produces methane, a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere. As part of the Spangler family, which makes Dum Dum lollipops, Keller realized a few years back that she could use her background in candy to make a difference. “Candy is a $10 billion industry,” she says. Using industrial machinery and equipment, she makes fruit chews at a mass scale. Climate Candy estimates that it rescues over 1 million fruits and vegetables a year.