Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) is USAID’s flagship program for combatting ocean plastic pollution
Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) is USAID’s flagship program for combating ocean plastic pollution. The program works globally to target ocean plastics directly at their source, focusing on rapidly urbanizing areas that contribute significantly to the estimated eight million metric tons of plastic that flow into the ocean each year.
The amount of plastic pollution flowing into the ocean is reaching crises levels, and the human, economic, and environmental costs are mounting. To stem the tide of plastic pollution, CCBO:
promotes and provides support for strategies to reduce, reuse, recycle, and better manage solid waste;
enhances policy and governance for increased effectiveness;
influences action through social behavior change; and
builds partnerships with the private sector for maximal impact and sustainability.