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, installing energy-efficient technologies, and using energy from renewable and alternative sources
  • Using ballast water management practices to aid in preventing the introduction of non-native species