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: September 12, 2015
Location: Scranton Flats at Cleveland, OH
Haul: 467 lbs.
We partnered with Subaru of America, Inc. for our first cleanup in the state of Ohio! The Cuyahoga River has received much attention for it's cleanliness (or lack of) and we were anxious to see the river for ourselves. 45 volunteers worked for a couple hours along the river, removing 467 lbs of trash. Weird trash finds included a jar of pickles, hubcap, doll arm, pill bottle and walking path light. Special thanks to Subaru of America, Inc. (Columbus/Cleveland zone), City of Cleveland Parks and Rec, Sainatos Pizza, GoMacro Macrobars and our wonderful volunteers!
For more photos from the cleanup, visit our Facebook Album.