Afloat Pollution Prevention

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

  • Ensuring no plastic waste is discharged at sea (read more about the Plastics Waste Processor)
  • Managing solid waste in an environmentally responsible manner
  • Conserving energy by installing energy-efficient technologies
  • Using ballast water management practices to aid in preventing the introduction of non-native species

For more information about the Navy’s energy, environmental, and climate change initiatives that will increase use of alternative energy and help conserve the world’s resources for future generations, please visit