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 3rd, 2016
Location: Delaware River at Penn Treaty Park, Philadelphia, PA
Haul: 1,930.5 lbs
United by Blue and a crew of about 100 volunteers gathered at Penn Treaty Park on Tuesday night for a cleanup of the river and the surrounding land. Other than a large volume of small pieces of plastic and glass, volunteers found tires, rusted fencing and plenty of weird trash: a Samsung cellphone, fish tank, "personal toy", video tape collection, and a few waterlogged books. After the cleanup, of-age volunteers enjoyed a cold beverage courtesy of Barcade .
Special thanks to our wonderful volunteers, including groups from Levi's , Youth Volunteer Corps Philly , Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and supporting partners Philadelphia Water , Philadelphia Parks and Recreation , Klean Kanteen for providing reusable drinking cups and The Living Room Cafe for supplying tasty snacks for all volunteers!