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 30, 2016
Location: Little Tinicum Island
Haul: 15,250 lbs.
Photo by Ed Armstrong
United By Blue teamed up with Philadelphia Water, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for an adventurous cleanup on the Delaware River. We took to the seas to find Philadelphia's own, Little Tinicum Island. As pollutants from the river flow south, much of the garbage and recyclables float to the shores of this island. With the help of 61 volunteers, we were able to haul 15,250 lbs of trash from the Delaware and the shoreline.
To see more photos from this cleanup, please visit our facebook album.