For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our world's oceans and waterways.
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Join Us FOR A CLEANUP
Our third annual Blue Friday, a nationwide DIY cleanup initiative, is going down on November 23rd, 2018. Before we dig into that leftover turkey sandwich, we’re going to spend one hour on the day formerly known as Black Friday picking up trash in a local park. And we want you to join us, wherever you may be.
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WHY WE DO IT
The amount of plastic waste in our oceans and waterways is mind-boggling: 8 million tons of plastic enter oceans each year. Plastic bottles alone make up 1.5 million tons of plastic waste annually.
Plastics and other litter ultimately end up in the world’s gyres, or circulating ocean currents, and can turn into dense vortexes of trash. The most famous marine trash heap, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is twice the size of Texas.
A MEASURABLE IMPACT
We created this company because we wanted to make a bigger, more measurable impact on our oceans and encourage people to do the same. So we stopped simply writing checks and started organizing and hosting these cleanups. We wanted to do our part to clean the waterways ourselves.
That’s also why we take the care to create products that use responsible materials (like recycled polyester, which reuses plastic bottles so they won’t wind up in gyres). If you’d like to help, we’d love to see you at our next cleanup.
Interested in joining our mission?
If you’d like to help, we’d love to see you at our next cleanup.
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