See below for the full list of every industrial recycling stock in Carbon Collective's Climate Index.

Industrial recycling: biggest step toward a circular economy.

Waste from manufacturing, construction, restaurants, office buildings, schools and mines accounts for about half of all waste. All of that is what is called industrial and commercial waste, in contrast to household waste. Industrial waste contributes to climate change because manufacturing new products from virgin materials is much more resource and energy intensive than using recycled materials. 

Keeping inside temperatures in and outside temperatures out.

Much of the industrial waste that's produced today can be recycled, and a range of strategies can enhance recycling rates. Some of these strategies include creating marketplaces for secondary materials to facilitate the exchange of recyclable and reusable goods, innovating conversion technologies to make more materials recyclable, and adopting circular business models to recapture "waste" as a valuable resource. 

Recycling industrial and commercial material can reduce emissions because producing new products from recovered materials often saves energy. For example, forging recycled aluminum products uses 95% less energy than creating them from virgin materials.

According to Project Drawdown, a serious worldwide commitment to industrial recycling can help avoid 6.02 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

These companies are making it happen.

In the Climate Index, we find all the industrial recycling companies whose stocks are traded on US stock markets, take out penny stocks (those that were traded at less than $0.50 in our last update), and weed out the ones that make more revenue from fossil fuel-dependent business than from industrial recycling. The result is a list of companies that are leading the push to expand industrial and commercial recycling.

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.
0.24%
Passed Revenue Filter
Commercial Metals recycles steel and metal products, a Drawdown solution, while deriving no revenue from the fossil fuel industry.
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.
0.52%
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.
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.
Aqua recycles lead that is primarily used in lead acid batteries, resulting in lead that has greater than 99.9% purity.
Pure Play
Commercial Metals recycles steel and metal products, a Drawdown solution, while deriving no revenue from the fossil fuel industry.
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.
Passed Revenue Filter
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
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
Pure Play
Aqua recycles lead that is primarily used in lead acid batteries, resulting in lead that has greater than 99.9% purity.
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
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.
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
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.
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