The Ground_Up Project Blog was launched in November 2013, and since then, we’ve published over 100 articles featuring green projects and businesses around the world. There are also over 600 green businesses and projects registered on The Ground_Up Project platform. Each represents ideas, opportunities, and inspirations for how to #GrowGreenBiz.
This summer, we’d like to share with you our top 5 summer products for sustainable fun in the sun.
Siblings, Marcos and Paz, have found a way to cut down on the waste of old, non-biodegradable kite surfing and sailing gear. Mafia Bags uses these materials to create one-of-a-kind backpacks, duffle bags, and tote bags out of donated gear and sails, perfect to pack for your summer vacation. They’re made to last, so these bags won’t end up in the landfill either.
Keep yourself hydrated in the summer heat with the Hydaway bottle, a reusable water bottle designed for all situations. Made of free-grade silicone and plastic, it is easier to carry around since it can collapse to fit in a back pocket. Having a bottle always handy means less plastic waste and less harm to the environment.
Take good care of your skin while you enjoy the sun. Botanica has produced a line of organic cosmetics that incorporates the native South African plant, Bulbine frutescens. This plant has been proven to be more effective in healing rashes, burns, and other skin ailments, thus making it not only better for your skin, but also for the environment.
|Love and Hummus
A great snack to take outside, Love and Hummus strives to make the best product, not only for your stomach, but also for the environment. This locally sourced, organic hummus is packaged in a 100% recyclable and BPA free jar. These glass jars are can also be reused in many different ways that ensure that they are kept out of landfills.
Try a fun and eco-friendly mode of transportation on your Italian vacation. Scooterino is a new ride-sharing app that just launched in Rome. It’s like Uber for scooters and lets you experience riding a scooter like a local, avoid traffic, and meet new people. Best of all, you’ll be supporting a new business that’s cutting down on transportation emissions and traffic congestion in the city.
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