City At Sea

Thousands of hard-working Sailors live at sea for months at a time. So how does the Navy manage this "City at Sea" in an environmentally responsible manner? 

Let’s see what it takes to operate this massive, floating neighborhood without putting any plastics into the sea.
  • All plastics are brought to the ship’s waste processing room where they are sorted.
  • Plastics are run through a shredder, which breaks them into smaller pieces.
  • Plastics are put into a powerful machine that presses and melts them into a solid disk.
  • Disks are placed in odor barrier bags and transferred to a supply ship or held in storage until the ship returns to port.​