Small Business, Big Conversations: Dan Brown of Rust Belt Riders

The average US family will throw away as much as $1,500 worth of perfectly edible food each year. This waste costs our economy significant sums of money, but by avoiding this needless waste, we can redirect those funds to invest in infrastructure and services to divert that material from landfills.

Since 2014, Rust Belt Riders has made it their mission to feed people, not landfills. The worker-owned social enterprise seeks to reframe waste streams as inputs to a circular and just economic model.

Aiming to actively combat the global climate crisis, improve regional food security, and create place-based dignified jobs all while building adaptive 21st-century infrastructure.

Watch episode two of Small Business, Big Conversations featuring Dan Brown of Rust Belt Riders below.


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