What do we do?
United By Blue is a company focused on ocean and waterway conservation. We use our business as a way to have a tangible impact on one of the most pressing environmental issues facing our planet: ocean and waterway pollution. Therefore, in 2010 we set out with a simple but meaningful approach to conservation. For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups. By associating a concrete environmental action with every business transaction, we are able to have a measurable impact on this important issue. We accomplish our mission by continuously organizing and hosting ocean and waterway cleanups across the country, bringing together thousands of volunteers to help us pick up things like plastic bottles, tires, cans, appliances, and everything else that makes its way into the aquatic world. So far, we have hosted 100 cleanups and removed over 170,000 pounds of trash from rivers, streams, creeks, and beaches across 21 US states.
The name United By Blue is representative of a universal truth. Life needs water, and we are all united by it, and therefore, we are all "united by blue". Unfortunately, we treat our world's water with disregard and neglect. Every year, 14 billion pound of trash, mostly pastic that never breaks down, makes its way into the oceans by way of human hands. Untied By Blue not only hosts cleanups to remove this trash, but also leverages our distribution in hundreds of stores across the world to bring attention and awareness to this important issue.
Review past cleanups or find an upcoming United By Blue Cleanup to volunteer at near you here