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: March 1st, 2016
Location: Bartrams Garden, Philadelphia, PA
Haul: 3,372 12,927 lbs.
A winter's worth of trash was waiting for us and 100 volunteers at Bartrams Garden and along the Schuylkill River. Volunteers picked up a large volume of recyclables and styrofoam, and Philadelphia Water helped truck away over 4,000 lbs of construction debris and 130 tires. Weird trash finds included a check (cashed!) for $30,000, a terrarium in a bottle, deer antler, and a TV.
For more photos from the cleanup, visit our Facebook album.