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 7th, 2016
Location: Fishers Lane Bridge at Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA
Haul: 2,098 lbs.
Despite some rain and thunder, over 50 volunteers joined us as we removed tires, construction debris, and a whole lot of plastic bottles caught in a fallen tree in the creek! Weird trash finds included a buns/abs exercise tape, several cellphones, a wooden chair and hundreds of plastic bottles!
Special thanks to our wonderful volunteers, The Living Room Cafe , Little Baby's Ice Cream , Waltzing Matilda USA , Philadelphia Water , and Alan Robinson with The Schuylkill Navy for their support!
For more photos from the cleanup, visit the Facebook album.