About WFE Objectives Achievements Partners and Participating Organizations Facts and Figures Post Event Reports Facts and Figures 01 By 2030, we will need the equivalent resources of two earths to sustain us. 02 By 2050, climate change could cost the world around 5% in GDP every year. 03 Between 1970 and 2005, the number of freshwater species reduced by half. 04 By 2030, the world will need 60% more energy than in 2020. 05 It takes just 1 recycled plastic cup to produce a pencil. 06 Electricity generated by just one plastic bag is enough to power a 60-watt light bulb for 10 minutes. 07 Plastics have an energy value comparable to gasoline which is twice as much as coal, wood and paper. 08 Plastics are highly durable, weather resistant and have low maintenance costs. 09 Did you know that plastics make possible to store and transport corrosive substances safely? 10 Did you know that plastic gas and water pipes have a guaranteed life of 50 years?