As our business grows, we are tied to removing more and more pounds of trash from waterways each year. In 2019 alone, we will remove 1 million pounds of marine debris from waterways, coastlines, and oceans around the country. To remove marine debris at this scale requires considerable funding, and your purchase directly funds this mission. While nonprofits work through foundations and grants, and community groups fundraise, we, as a Benefit Corporation, use our revenue to fund our own, in-house conservation efforts. Your purchases are essentially highly valuable “donations” to our waterway cleanups program, and you get a cool product in return for your “donation!”
Side note - outside of work, our UBB team walks the talk regardless of products purchased. Our employees host their own neighborhood cleanups, bring a trash bag out while hiking, and get their friends and families out for each Blue Friday (our take on an eco-positive Black Friday)! Our mission is not a marketing ploy - it is authentically ingrained into every decision we make here at United By Blue, and is deeply important to each and every employee at UBB.