Portland area recycling company announces competition to benefit schools

Posted Feb. 21, 2012, at 1:55 p.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — CLYNK, a recycling company, announced its first Maine Recycles Championship, a statewide competition that will raise money for schools while encouraging children and their communities to recycle. Hannaford Supermarkets and CLYNK are sponsors of the competition.

Schools that sign up for the championship will compete to collect the most bottles and cans per enrolled student from Sunday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, April 29. Prizes will be awarded to schools in two tiers: 400 students or more and fewer than 400 students. One winning school in each tier will receive a grand prize of $2,000, second place will receive $1,000 and third place will receive $500. In addition, each school will receive every nickel it earns on recycled bottles and cans during the competition.

Students and supporters may track their schools’ progress and see the environmental impact of their recycling at clynk.com. Teachers or administrators who want to participate may call CLYNK at 866-228-8454. A list of rules is available at clynk.com/championship.

CLYNK also has created six educational modules to teach Maine students about the importance and science of recycling. Each module comes with a simple lesson guide, which parents and teachers may use at home or in the classroom. The lessons and other resources are available for free at clynk.com/education.

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