Clean Oceans through Clean Communities


Clean Oceans through Clean Communities (CLOCC), an initiative by Avfall Norge with ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) as implementing partner, came to life in 2018. We are supported by Norad (the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation), with a budget of 40 million NOK from 2018-2022,  and is a part of the Norwegian government’s development programme to reduce marine plastic pollution and microplastics.

We have a global team consisting of members from Avfall Norge, ISWA and InSWA (Indonesia Solid Waste Association). Our vision is to achieve healthy societies and a clean environment – through inclusive and sustainable communities, green jobs and business opportunities in local circular economies.

Cocreating solutions to address marine plastic pollution

  • Improve municipal solid waste management to create less marine littering.  
  • Prevent and significantly reduce marine litter and microplastics pollution.
  • Improve municipal solid waste collection and controlled management of waste.
  • Increase recycling of suitable materials.