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 19th, 2016
Location: Pier 68, Philadelphia, PA
Haul: 1,408 lbs.
We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather and a great group of volunteers to deep clean Pier 68 and the surrounding piers and waterfront of the Delaware River! Students from Philadelphia area schools, all member of the Youth Volunteer Corps of Philadelphia, and local residents and businesses helped to clean 1,408 lbs. of trash from the area in just an hour and a half! There was plenty of weird trash found, including cremated remains (yikes!), a baby chair, single Nike shoe, a dead catfish and a NY Jets fleece blanket.
For more photos from the cleanup, visit our Facebook album.