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: April 5th, 2016
Location: Pleasant Hill Park, Philadelphia, PA
Haul: 1,108 lbs.
Under sunny, windy skies, about 50 volunteers removed 1,108 lbs. of trash and debris from Pleasant Hill Park and the Delaware River. Thanks to a local, blustery storm a few days prior, plenty of weird trash washed ashore and was recovered, such as a swimsuit top, an animal bone, bits of paper with poetic ramblings, and a personal Halloween photo of a man dressed like Dracula (you had to see it to believe it!).
Special thanks to: the wonderful volunteers, Mugshots Coffeehouse for the delicious snacks, Friends of Pleasant Hill Park , Friends of Pennypack Park , Philadelphia Water , Philadelphia Parks and Recreation , and the Streets Department for their support.
For more photos from the cleanup, visit our Facebook album.