For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our world's oceans and waterways.
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.
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Date: May 16th, 2015
Location:Cooper River Marina, Charleston, SC
Over 40 volunteers joined United by Blue for a unique cleanup along the Cooper River Marina in Charleston, SC. Not only did volunteers remove over 800 lbs. of trash from the river, but they also planted oyster shell beds along the marina to ensure the vitality of the waterway. Oysters are critical to preventing waterway erosion and filter thousands of gallons of water an hour, keeping the river clean and healthy. Special thanks to Eco Swim and Belk, whose cooperation and support helped make the event possible.
For more photos from the cleanup, visit our Facebook album.
(Photos by Robbie Silver Photography)