Products With a Purpose: United by Blue Board Shorts

Products With a Purpose: United by Blue Board Shorts

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This year for Earth Day, you can help clean up the planet by doing nothing more than taking a dip in the pool.

United by Blue’s new Board Shorts come in a wide selection of styles, colors, and patterns, and all of them are made with 85 percent recycled polyester, which means that just by wearing them, you’re helping to keep disposable plastics out of landfills. Available at for $69, the Board Shorts also contain 15 percent spandex so they stretch and move with you when you’re swimming, surfing, boarding, or just chillaxin’ on the beach. They feature a DWR finish to help prevent stains and a flat ladder-lock drawstring that is thankfully void of any Velcro.

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But it isn’t just the material that makes these shorts such a great choice for Earth Day. Because they’re made by United By Blue, a company committed to protecting the environment, for each pair purchased, the company pledges to remove 1 lb. of trash from an ocean or river. This might not seem like much, until you consider that so far, they’ve managed to remove more than 250,000 pounds of trash.

So this year, when your friends get together to figure out what to do on Earth Day to help clean up the planet, you can hold your head up high and tell them all to go jump in a lake.