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Water: Marine Debris

Plastic Wastes Recycled from Naval Vessel

In the 1990's, the Navy equipped all ships with Plastic Waste Processors (PWP's) [BROKEN] Exit EPA Disclaimer to ensure that no plastic is discharged at sea. PWP's create large disks approximately 20 inches in diameter and one half inch thick, from crushed and flattened plastic debris generated from the galley and other vessel operations. PWP's create smooth, flat disks that are easily stacked and stored until a ship can properly dispose of the plastic in port. We want thank the Naval Surface Warfare Center in West Bethesda, MD, for cutting these disks into the shapes of marine animals, recycling the plastic into attractive wall art.

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