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Philadelphia based makers of responsible, durable goods. For each product we sell,
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  • United By Blue Removed 855 Pounds of Trash from the Schuylkill River

    Location: Bartram’s Garden Philadelphia PA

    Date: March 06, 2012

    Springtime in Philadelphia means the return of the Phillies, flowers blooming, birds chirping, and United By Blue coming out of its cleanup hibernation. It’s been a UBB tradition to kick off our cleanup season at our favorite cleanup location, Bartram’s Garden.

    Bartram’s Garden is the oldest botanical garden in America and was built in 1731. In addition to being a popular spot for urban naturalists and history lovers, the banks of the Schuylkill River is a hotspot for Styrofoam pieces, plastic bottles, clothing, plastic bottles, plastic bottles, and peculiar weird trash items.

    During our hour and a half cleanup, we picked up 855 pounds of trash including 552 plastic bottles, 32 glass bottles and 28 aluminum cans. Our weirdest trash included a plastic blue crab, a parking violation, monopoly money, a measuring tape dispenser, a tractor tire, and an empty gun case. 

    United By Blue would like to thank our hardworking volunteers who came out on the 6th. Our “Tuesdays at the River” cleanup series will take place on the first Tuesday of the month (April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, and October 2nd). 

    UBB’s 3rd Annual Bartram’s Kickoff Cleanup for the 2012 Season

    We had an amazing turnout, cleaned up over 800 pounds of trash, met new people, reunited with some known faces, and were interviewed by ABC. Not a bad day, if we do say so ourselves.

    Keep your eyes out, more pics and a video will be posted this week.

    Interested in volunteering for a UBB cleanup? Volunteer here.

    Happy UBB Cleanup Kickoff Day 2012!

    United By Blue’s Schuylkill River Cleanup at Bartram’s Garden

    Location: Bartram’s Garden Philadelphia PA

    Date: March 06, 2012

    Time: 3:30PM - 5:30PM

    Springtime in Philadelphia means the return of the Phillies, flowers blooming, birds chirping, and United By Blue coming out of its cleanup hibernation. It’s been a UBB tradition to kick off our cleanup season at our favorite cleanup location, Bartram’s Garden, located at 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

    Bartram’s Garden is the oldest botanical garden in America and was built in 1731. In addition to being a popular spot for urban naturalists and history lovers, the banks of the Schuylkill River is a hotspot for Styrofoam pieces, plastic bottles, clothing, plastic bottles, plastic bottles, and peculiar weird trash items. 

    Last summer, UBB removed a total of 2,538 pounds of trash from Bartram’s Garden. Our summer cleanup series will take place on the first Tuesday of the month (April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, and October 2nd).

    Volunteers who attend three UBB Bartram’s Garden cleanups qualify for a free Bartram’s Garden membership. Each cleanup comes with a no cost, pre-cleanup cookout, free passes to enjoy Bartram’s Garden’s events and chances to win free stuff.  We will have a lot of trash waiting for us on March 6th, will you?