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Gold 2019 Science / Environment


  • Photographer
    Patrick ZĂ©lis
  • Prize
    Gold in Science / Environment

"At the current rate of increase in the production of plastics, the oceans will have more waste in 2050 than fish, in terms of weight". This was the uplifting conclusion of a 2016 study by the Ellen McArthur Foundation. If these figures are difficult to verify, they must make us aware of the big increasing of pollution in the oceans. Beyond the financial cost of producing these plastics, if nothing changes, the ecological consequences will be disastrous. The photographic series presents the situation in 2050 where waste has taken the place of fish.