The anti-plastic index indicates a trend reversal! | News

The use of recycled plastic is gaining momentum. According to a study by Research and Markets, the global market for recycled plastics is expected to double, from $ 59.777 billion in 2021 to $ 124.314 billion in 2030. More and more companies are using recycled plastic for their products and packaging. Coca-Cola bottles have long been made with 50% recycled plastic. Most bottles in the US are already made from 100 percent recycled plastic. Corporations such as Danone, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever recently agreed to chemically recycle plastic, Prada uses recycled nylon for collection. Ford uses old fishing nets for wire harness clips, and at Audi the seat upholstery consists largely of recycled PET bottles. Nevertheless, there is still great potential for growth.

According to an OECD assessment published in February, only nine percent of plastic was recycled in 2019. Half of the plastic waste ended up in regulated landfills, and around 22 percent was dumped uncontrolled or ended up in the environment. The World Economic Forum estimates that past declarations of will by politicians and companies could reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans by just seven percent by 2040. It is not enough to solve the problem of plastic waste. With the HVB Open End Index certification on the ESG Global Anti Plastic Index (net return) (EUR), investors can invest in companies that can help reduce plastic consumption. The index showed a significant jump last week and is scratching at an important resistance level. A break above 960 points could give you a further boost. The index has been mostly backed by stocks of Interface, OI Glass, Trex and Westrock recently

Interface is a producer of textile and flexible floor coverings. At the beginning of May, the company reported surprisingly good quarterly results. Since then, the price on the stock exchange – with some fluctuations – has a tendency to increase. OI Glass is one of the world’s largest producers of glass packaging. Positive comments from analysts and court approval to restructure the subsidiary strengthened the rate last week. The Trex company produces, among others, terrace boards, railings, terrace systems and slats made of composite materials. The composite material consists of recycled materials. From the beginning of the year, this share sometimes fell by more than a half. The company has now posted record profits for the first quarter of 2022 and has received a positive boost as a result. The management of Westrock, a US manufacturer of cardboard and packaging materials, was cautious about investors’ last day forecasts. This caused a significant suppression of the course. Most analysts are positive, however, according to Thomson Reuters.

ESG Global Anti Plastic Index (net return) (EUR)

It is about developing substitutes or finding meaningful ways to reuse and recycle plastic products. So the formula is: Reduce / Reuse / Recycle (3 “R”). Many companies have specialized in such activities. Thanks to the HVB Open End Index certificate, investors can invest compactly in this subject area. The base value of the certificate is the ESG Global Anti Plastic Index (Net Return) (EUR). It includes as many as 25 companies that contribute to the reduction of plastic waste in various ways. In addition to the four titles mentioned, the index also includes recycling experts such as Biffa and Veolia Environment, BillerudKorsnäs (a producer of paper raw materials and corrugated board made of 100% cellulose) and the manufacturer of Tomra return vending machines.

The index presents the results of actions that primarily develop, apply and / or commercialize technologies aimed at reducing, reusing or recycling plastic-based products. In addition, all companies represented in the index must meet certain sustainability criteria (ESG criteria). As the index value increases, the certificate price increases. However, stocks may also fall. A fall in the price of one or more stocks included in the index leads to a drop in the certificate price.

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The Anti Plastic Index article points to a trend reversal! it first appeared on the onemarkets blog (HypoVereinsbank – UniCredit Bank AG).

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