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 6th, 2016
Location: The Lakes at FDR Park, Philadelphia, PA
Haul: 2,042 lbs.
We teamed up with Philadelphia Water , SustainPHL , SweetWater Brewing Company , Billy Penn , Aqua Vida , and the Streets Department to make this space a little cleaner for our fellow Philadelphians. We were joined by 65 volunteers (some of whom spent the cleanup collecting trash on paddle boards, courtesy of Aqua Vida) and managed to pick up 2,042 pounds of trash — including 80+ bags of recycling. Weird trash highlights include an abandoned grill, a neglected fire pit, over 15 plastic beverage crates, and a charred onion wrapped in a cord (which we can only assume was a failed science experiment). Special thanks to Chickie's & Pete's South Philly for hosting us and Sweetwater Brew after the cleanup.
For more photos from the cleanup, visit our Facebook album.