The Million Milestone

June 13, 2017

A little over seven years ago, a handful of volunteers picked up trash at the first United By Blue cleanup along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River. Now 7,649 volunteers and 185 cleanups later, UBB picked up its 1 millionth pound of trash from the earth’s oceans and waterways. United By Blue notes: "To put that in perspective, the average American creates 4.4 pounds of waste every day. Millions enter our oceans every year. But with a mission to pick up a pound of trash for every product sold and a dedicated cleanup team, we’re slowly starting to chip away at that number."

Watch the short video below and hear from CEO and founder Brian Linton, and the Head of Cleanups Kelly Offner, about how exactly they got to a million pounds (which seemed like a crazy far-away number when they both got started) and what’s next for United By Blue's cleanups initiative. 

Your shopping at The Good Buy helped to make that number a reality! For every purchase of UBB apparel you made, you added 1 pound to that tally of diverted waste. Learn more and see the latest arrivals from the United By Blue line here.

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