Concerns about plastic waste

Created internally by our Content & Information Design team in 2019, the following infographic addresses the topic of plastic waste – one of the most significant drawbacks of our consumer-driven society.  

The graphic ties together five insightful data points surrounding the issue. For the two chapters containing numerical comparisons, the designer illuminated the data with a map graphic and a bar chart comprising plastic straws. The three statistics containing a single figure were each supported with relevant illustrations to support the wider topic.  

The fish silhouettes in the second data chapter strongly allude to polluted, litter-strewn water to match the content of the statistic, while the infographic’s unappealing colour scheme creates a sense of uneasiness in the reader and exemplifies its pessimistic tone.