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: June 4th, 2016
Location: Hegins, PA
Haul: 20,420 lbs.
Despite removing 20 tons of tires from this Central PA creek a couple of years ago, we heard that there was still plenty of work to be done to remove old debris and dumped trash from Deep Creek and it's floodplains. We returned on the first weekend of June and, with the help of 15 dedicated volunteers and a front-end loader, we removed 10 tons of trash in just three short hours. Weird trash finds included a vintage truck cab, home roofing, and an outhouse!
Special thanks to our fantastic volunteers, Tri-Valley School District , the city of Hegins , Waste Management , CES Landfill , and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for their support.