United By Blue started with a mission to prove that a for-profit company could do serious, dirty conservation work. Through 10 years of waterway cleanups, we’ve become intimately aware of the damage caused by single use plastics—we’ve picked them up together by the thousands from garbage-strewn beaches and riverbanks.
If you’ve been following us for any length of time, you know we’re all about living sustainably to stop pollution at its source: we sell organic clothing, applaud zero-wasters, and share our best leave-no-trace tips. But here’s the thing: when we looked closely at our own supply chain, we realized we're part of the problem. We’ve chosen to do certain things the way they’ve always been done, because real change in a big industry looks a lot like hard work. The truth is, we depend on single-use plastics. Every single day.