Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO)

Learn about Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO), USAID’s global, flagship program for implementing the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act and reducing the estimated 11 million tons of plastic that flow into the ocean each year.


Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) is the U.S. Agency for International Development’s global flagship program to combat ocean plastic pollution under the Save our Seas Initiative. The program works at the global level and in specific, rapidly urbanizing focal countries to target ocean plastics directly at their source. 

By strengthening waste management systems and building circular economies, city by city, the program builds sustainable solutions that reduce ocean plastics while empowering vulnerable populations and mitigating pollution that affects human health and our climate.