CUSH, Inc.

New Name, New Leadership, Expanding Projects, Same Strong CommitmentThe new Stonington Harbor pumpout boat dock and emptying station were commissioned last May. © Charles Harding

Last year was a dynamic one for the Southeastern Connecticut-based environmental group CUSH, Inc., marked by a growing mission, leadership succession, and a number of new or expanding programs. The acronym CUSH now stands for “Clean up Sound and Harbors” and the group’s mission statement now reads:

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Water, Water Everywhere, But What Drops Should You Drink?

by SAILORS FOR THE SEADrop of Water

Here at Sailors for the Sea, we’ve been getting a lot of calls and emails lately asking, “how can I use fewer bottles?” It may be partially due to our recent push to get boaters and boating events to reduce their use of plastic by setting up water refill stations and owning refillable bottles themselves, and we’re happy to see that it’s catching on!

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Update on Plastic Gyres Science by SEA

by SAILORS FOR THE SEAPlastic Gyres

Sailors for the Sea has written a lot of about plastics on our website, and we have more than once highlighted the concept of the ocean gyres, where so-called “islands of trash” float, trapping fish, choking birds, and growing larger with the passage of time. Despite widespread concurrence on the subject, confusion remains, due to the fact that these gyres are not actually floating mats of garbage the size of entire states, an image fostered by some of the earlier, more publicized reports. They are, rather, concentrations of surface and sub-surface floating debris at the convergence of ocean currents. But how much plastic is really there? Conflicting reports and opinions have made it difficult to get a secure handle on the magnitude of the problem.

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