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 21, 2016
Location: Pier 68, Pier 70 Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Haul: 1987 lbs.
United By Blue teamed up with Philadelphia Water and Barefoot wine for a cleanup of the Delaware River along Pier 68 in South Philly. The Delaware is home to a large variety of fish and plant species, and has been a popular spot for fisherman and recreation. Due to its heavy use, it has collected a lot of debris and recyclables. With the help of 59 volunteers, we were able to haul 1987 lbs. of trash out of the river and from the the shoreline.
Special thanks to Barefoot Wine and The Industry for hosting a complimentary happy hour for our hardworking volunteers.
To see more photos from the cleanup, please visit our facebook album.