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More plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050? (cartoon #8)

By June 12, 2018March 30th, 2020Cartoons

Will there be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050? (cartoon #8)

This cartoon is inspired by a report published in 2016 at the World Economic Forum and showing that, in a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish. It is up to us to change this trend!

At the G7, on June 9, 2018, a non-binding agreement was signed by 5 of 7 leaders to reduce plastic waste in oceans. U.S.A. and Japan declined to sign.

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Alex Magnin

Alex Magnin is a sustainability consultant and illustrator, the founder of AM Creative Inc. and the creator of Sustainability Illustrated. He creates animation videos and cartoons to illustrate sustainable change using years of experience drawing and working as a sustainability consultant with businesses and communities.


  • Inger Perkins says:

    Hello Alexandre,
    I lead a ‘green team’ for my small town of Hokitika in New Zealand and our local community newspaper publishes our occasional ‘green columns’. I was writing one about plastic and came across your cartoon with the 2050 1:1 plastic:fish story. Would it be possible to use the cartoon to go with the column please? What are your expectations about copyright etc?
    Thank you very much
    Inger Perkins

    • Alexandre M. says:

      Hi Inger,
      Thank you for your message. Yes, you are most welcome to use the cartoon to illustrate your column.

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