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 2nd, 2014
Location: FDR Park, Philadelphia, PA
Haul: 442.5 lbs.
With temperatures rising well above 90 degrees, a small group of volunteers worked tirelessly to collect 442.5 lbs of trash from Meadow Lake and the surrounding FDR Park. A few rusty bikes, a tire and a shopping cart made up the heaviest part of the haul. Weird trash included a doll-sized soda can, water bottle army ranger boat and a (70 lb!) Yamaha generator.
For more photos from the cleanup, visit our Facebook page.