CRE8 Magazine | Issue No. 4

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SHARKASTICS Taking a Bite Out of Marine Debris Story by: Larissa Treese | Photos by: Cheryl King

Plastics are part of almost every aspect of our life, used in everything from food containers, drinking bottles, toys and household goods, to construction, medical and industrial uses. Sure, they can be helpful and make life convenient at the time of using them, but what we need to be more aware of is their lasting presence after being used. The plastics that we use now can be passed on to our great-great-great-great grandchildren and beyond, barely decomposed. Cheryl King, a friend among the Maui marine community both on land and at sea, is holding up her share in our fight against marine debris, both in her everyday life and also by passing the word on to others. She holds titles such as VP and Research Coordinator for Hawai’i Wildlife Fund, has worked for KIRC (Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission) in which she headed marine debris clean up, and is also founder of a program called Sharkastics.



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