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Afloat Pollution Prevention

The Navy strives to reduce the environmental footprint of vessels while at sea.

The Navy reduces the environmental footprint of ships and submarines by implementing and continuously improving efforts, such as:

  • Consolidation of plastic waste into disks and disposal when ships return to port.
  • Conservation of energy through energy efficient technologies.
  • Management of ballast water to prevent the introduction of non-native species.


Navy Energy Security
Compressed plastic disc
Compressed plastic disc