Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) has announced that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the company a USD 48 million contract to reduce and prevent the global pollution of marine debris in our oceans, the company said.
Clean Cities Blue Ocean (CCBO) will serve as USAID´s flagship program to target ocean plastics directly at their source in cities and towns.
The global crisis of marine plastic pollution–an estimated eight million metric tons of plastic pouring into the ocean each year–originates in rapidly urbanizing areas throughout the developing world.
Under the five-year CCBO contract, Tetra Tech will build capacity in developing countries to improve waste management practices through innovative reuse and recycling strategies, and strengthen local and regional markets for recycled plastic. Tetra Tech will develop sustainable technology solutions to change recycling behaviors, collect and aggregate waste data, and promote market-based solutions that support long-term health of our oceans and coastal cities. Tetra Tech will also assist USAID in building global support to combat marine debris.
Tetra Tech is a provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. For more information about Tetra Tech, visit tetratech.com.