Today the world’s oceans are a vital trade link for countries, supply 3.1 billion people with their primary source of protein, and are recognised for their integral contribution to life on earth.
Chefs at HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney have a new weapon at their disposal to aid in the Fleet’s war on waste - a food waste dehydrator is capable of reducing 100kg of organic waste by up to 90% of its volume.
A sailor’s efforts to be the driving force behind an innovative adaptation to ship lighting systems has recently been recognised by the Centre of Innovation at Fleet Base East.
A Fleet-wide campaign to significantly cut waste has taken an important step forward with the delivery of ‘commingled’ bins to complement the existing paper/cardboard recycling options at Fleet Base East.
Sri Lankan volunteers along with members of the Sri Lankan Navy and the Australian Defence Force recently took to Mount Lavinia Beach in Colombo to reduce its plastic footprint.
The release of a rescued Green Sea Turtle back into the ocean by HMAS Childers has capped a successful few months for Royal Australian Navy Patrol Boats in the Top End on their mission to protect Australia’s natural resources.
The recently issued 2016 Defence Environmental Policy and 2016-2036 Defence Environment Strategy said it all in the vision statement: Defence will be a leader in sustainable environmental management to support the capability to defend Australia and its national interests.
Coinciding with World Oceans Day, Navy’s Maritime Services Bureau Environmental Services team reflected on Navy’s responsibility to help maintain the maritime environment.