From residential recycling, to refrigerant management, to bioplastics, to industrial recycling, to telepresence, see below for the full list of every zero carbon transportation stock in Carbon Collective's Climate Index.

A circular economy runs without wasting anything

Today our supply chain operates like a caterpillar. Eating raw-materials at one end to create manufactured goods and disposing of them at the other when their useful lifetime has ended.

A circular economy operates like a butterfly. One wing/circle is biological. All organic materials (food, wood, cotton, etc.) are broken down so their nutrients can be reused regeneratively to build soil health and restore ecosystems. The other is artificial. From metals to bioplastics, all components of a product are built to be disassembled and reintroduced back into the supply chain after a product’s end of life.

A circular economy makes the same products with fewer emissions

A circular economy is a key part of solving climate change because of how much more energy efficient it is. For example, it takes 95% less energy to make new aluminum from recycled aluminum, rather than from raw materials.

A circular economy helps protect natural carbon sinks

A key part of solving climate change is protecting existing natural ecosystems and restoring those that have been degraded so they may act as “sinks” of atmospheric carbon emissions. An economy that reuses more of its old products will need fewer virgin materials to build new products. The fewer virgin materials the global economy uses, the less pressure natural ecosystems will be under to provide them.

Globally, we have just started down the path to a circular economy. Here are the publicly traded companies that are making it happen. This list represents all of the circular economy and recycling stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange (except for penny stocks whose share prices were less than $0.50 in our last update).

If you are a Carbon Collective member, you own all of these companies through the Climate Index.

Clean Energy Stocks in the Climate Index

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0.02%
Pure Play
Aqua recycles lead that is primarily used in lead acid batteries, resulting in lead that has greater than 99.9% purity.
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Bioplastics
China XD Plastics
Failed Revenue Filter
China XD Plastics Limited derives the majority of its revenue from traditional plastics like polypropylene.
0.24%
Passed Revenue Filter
Commercial Metals recycles steel and metal products, a Drawdown solution, while deriving no revenue from the fossil fuel industry.
0.14%
Passed Revenue Filter
CSW Industrials, manufactures products to make HVAC/R systems more efficient, a climate solution, and derives a large portion of its revenue from those products. It derives a much smaller portion of its revenue from sales to oilfields; this would be considered fossil fuel revenue.
0.09%
Pure Play
Danimer produces bio-based plastics using microorganisms to create polyesters by feeding them inexpensive plant oils.
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Bioplastics
Dow
Lacks Sufficient Information
Dow makes both traditional and bioplastics. A revenue breakdown is not present.
1.06%
Passed Revenue Filter
GFL Environment recycles steel and metal products, a Drawdown solution, while deriving no revenue from the fossil fuel industry.
0.09%
Passed Revenue Filter
Harsco generates 82% of its revenue from industrial recycling and waste management services, and the rest from maintenance, repair, and construction services for railway tracks.
0.02%
Pure Play
Hudson provides various refrigerant management solutions, including reclamation of refrigerants and hydrostatic testing which checks for leaks.
0.52%
Pure Play
IAA allows for the sale of total loss, damaged, and low-value vehicles, as well as their parts, limiting automotive waste and reducing the need for new manufacturing.
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Bioplastics
Karat Packaging
Lacks Sufficient Information
Karat Packaging produces packaging with both traditional and bioplastics. It is unclear which of the two comprise a majority of the revenue.
1.02%
Pure Play
LKQ scraps totalled cars and sell the reclaimed replacement parts such as bumpers, transmissions, and suspension products, which help reduce waste generation.
0.05%
Pure Play
Loop converts waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET), often used in food packaging, into virgin quality PET.
0.10%
Pure Play
PureCycle converts waste polypropylene (PP), often used in packaging and clothing, into virgin quality PP.
0.02%
Pure Play
Quest provides recycling services for a variety of items, including scrap tires, metal, and glass.
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Recycling
Republic Services
Failed Landfill Filter
Republic derives its revenue in part from recycling, a Drawdown solution, but captures landfill gas at fewer than 50% of its landfills, thus failing the landfill gas filter.
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Recycling
US Ecology
Failed Landfill Filter
US Ecology, does not have landfill gas to energy operations in a majority of its landfills, thus failing the landfill gas filter.
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Bioplastics
Zymergen
Lacks Sufficient Information
Zymergen biofacturing and bio-based products like adhesives largely for electronics, but not creation of bioplastics. They IPO'd in April 2021, lack an annual report/investor presentation/description of their products & services
Aqua recycles lead that is primarily used in lead acid batteries, resulting in lead that has greater than 99.9% purity.
Pure Play
China XD Plastics Limited derives the majority of its revenue from traditional plastics like polypropylene.
Failed Revenue Filter
Commercial Metals recycles steel and metal products, a Drawdown solution, while deriving no revenue from the fossil fuel industry.
Passed Revenue Filter
CSW Industrials, manufactures products to make HVAC/R systems more efficient, a climate solution, and derives a large portion of its revenue from those products. It derives a much smaller portion of its revenue from sales to oilfields; this would be considered fossil fuel revenue.
Passed Revenue Filter
Danimer produces bio-based plastics using microorganisms to create polyesters by feeding them inexpensive plant oils.
Pure Play
Dow makes both traditional and bioplastics. A revenue breakdown is not present.
Lacks Sufficient Information
GFL Environment recycles steel and metal products, a Drawdown solution, while deriving no revenue from the fossil fuel industry.
Passed Revenue Filter
Harsco generates 82% of its revenue from industrial recycling and waste management services, and the rest from maintenance, repair, and construction services for railway tracks.
Passed Revenue Filter
Hudson provides various refrigerant management solutions, including reclamation of refrigerants and hydrostatic testing which checks for leaks.
Pure Play
IAA allows for the sale of total loss, damaged, and low-value vehicles, as well as their parts, limiting automotive waste and reducing the need for new manufacturing.
Pure Play
Karat Packaging produces packaging with both traditional and bioplastics. It is unclear which of the two comprise a majority of the revenue.
Lacks Sufficient Information
LKQ scraps totalled cars and sell the reclaimed replacement parts such as bumpers, transmissions, and suspension products, which help reduce waste generation.
Pure Play
Loop converts waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET), often used in food packaging, into virgin quality PET.
Pure Play
PureCycle converts waste polypropylene (PP), often used in packaging and clothing, into virgin quality PP.
Pure Play
Quest provides recycling services for a variety of items, including scrap tires, metal, and glass.
Pure Play
Republic derives its revenue in part from recycling, a Drawdown solution, but captures landfill gas at fewer than 50% of its landfills, thus failing the landfill gas filter.
Failed Landfill Filter
US Ecology, does not have landfill gas to energy operations in a majority of its landfills, thus failing the landfill gas filter.
Failed Landfill Filter
Zymergen biofacturing and bio-based products like adhesives largely for electronics, but not creation of bioplastics. They IPO'd in April 2021, lack an annual report/investor presentation/description of their products & services
Lacks Sufficient Information
Pure Play
Aqua recycles lead that is primarily used in lead acid batteries, resulting in lead that has greater than 99.9% purity.
Failed Revenue Filter
China XD Plastics Limited derives the majority of its revenue from traditional plastics like polypropylene.
Passed Revenue Filter
Commercial Metals recycles steel and metal products, a Drawdown solution, while deriving no revenue from the fossil fuel industry.
Passed Revenue Filter
CSW Industrials, manufactures products to make HVAC/R systems more efficient, a climate solution, and derives a large portion of its revenue from those products. It derives a much smaller portion of its revenue from sales to oilfields; this would be considered fossil fuel revenue.
Danimer produces bio-based plastics using microorganisms to create polyesters by feeding them inexpensive plant oils.
0.09%
Lacks Sufficient Information
Dow makes both traditional and bioplastics. A revenue breakdown is not present.
Passed Revenue Filter
GFL Environment recycles steel and metal products, a Drawdown solution, while deriving no revenue from the fossil fuel industry.
Passed Revenue Filter
Harsco generates 82% of its revenue from industrial recycling and waste management services, and the rest from maintenance, repair, and construction services for railway tracks.
Hudson provides various refrigerant management solutions, including reclamation of refrigerants and hydrostatic testing which checks for leaks.
Pure Play
IAA allows for the sale of total loss, damaged, and low-value vehicles, as well as their parts, limiting automotive waste and reducing the need for new manufacturing.
Lacks Sufficient Information
Karat Packaging produces packaging with both traditional and bioplastics. It is unclear which of the two comprise a majority of the revenue.
Pure Play
LKQ scraps totalled cars and sell the reclaimed replacement parts such as bumpers, transmissions, and suspension products, which help reduce waste generation.
Pure Play
Loop converts waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET), often used in food packaging, into virgin quality PET.
PureCycle converts waste polypropylene (PP), often used in packaging and clothing, into virgin quality PP.
Pure Play
Quest provides recycling services for a variety of items, including scrap tires, metal, and glass.
0.02%
Failed Landfill Filter
Republic derives its revenue in part from recycling, a Drawdown solution, but captures landfill gas at fewer than 50% of its landfills, thus failing the landfill gas filter.
Failed Landfill Filter
US Ecology, does not have landfill gas to energy operations in a majority of its landfills, thus failing the landfill gas filter.
Lacks Sufficient Information
Zymergen biofacturing and bio-based products like adhesives largely for electronics, but not creation of bioplastics. They IPO'd in April 2021, lack an annual report/investor presentation/description of their products & services
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