We already know many of the tactics and solutions we need to solve the plastic pollution crisis, but they require testing in real-world scenarios before they can scale.
Clean Blue Alliance is a methodology that turns our theory of systems change into action – delivering practical, on-the-ground demonstrations of circular economy solutions.
Common Seas runs Clean Blue projects in three countries, each chosen for the complexity of their plastic waste challenge, and for their appetite for change. In each country – and with the support of Common Seas HQ - our local team works with partners to drive new policy, invest in the circular economy and embed a cultural shift in how communities make, use and dispose of plastic.
We are supporting this Greek island to become the first single-use plastic waste-free island in the Mediterranean and a global pioneer in the journey towards a plastic-free ocean. We are working with a diverse group of stakeholders to tackle Paros’ seasonal plastic problem. The project combines a broad range of upstream and downstream interventions to raise awareness, change behaviours and embed long-term solutions to plastic pollution.
We are supporting the Maldives to become the first ocean nation to phase out single-use plastics and break free from plastic waste. Guided by Plastic Drawdown, we collaborated with our partners to develop a roadmap to radically reduce the use of plastics most commonly found in local waters. We are now demonstrating solutions - starting with those interventions that will achieve the greatest reduction of plastic waste.
Together with our partners, we are cleaning up the Brantas River, transforming it into a source of healthy drinking water for the millions of people living along its banks. The Brantas is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. About 50% of the plastic waste currently in and entering the Brantas is single-use diapers. Our local team is therefore initially focusing on stopping the flow of single-use diapers into the river in a way that brings widespread and long-lasting social and economic benefits to the region.