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: October 6th, 2015
Location: Bartram's Garden, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Haul: 572.5 lbs.
We closed out our Philadelphia cleanup season at a local gem near and dear to our hearts: Bartram's Garden. Since we began our waterway cleanups in 2010, we have removed 12,595 lbs. of trash from the Schuylkill River at this location. With the help of 50 volunteers, we removed an additional 572 lbs of trash on Tuesday evening. Due to the recent storm, there was plenty of weird trash. Submissions included an animal's spine, pink bike wheel, fire extinguisher, a mop and a Jenga block. Special thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Frangelli's Bakery for the delicious post-cleanup pastries and Bartram's Garden for their support.