When you recycle the CLYNK way, you are practicing a form of what we call “Super Recycling”. That means you take an additional step in your multi-stream recycling to separate your food-grade containers – like water bottles from other non-food-grade containers like plastic detergent bottles, even when they are a similar material.
CLYNK enables this higher-level multi-stream recycling by giving you a place to definitively recycle those food-grade containers (versus “wishful” recycling when you leave them at the curbside or at a general collection center). And through the beauty of the Bottle Bill, you get an incentive to do this higher-level sort because you also receive your deposit back. This combination of clean, effective recycling and an incentive for you, the consumer, to participate is truly Super Recycling.
The results of Super Recycling are well worth the effort because the more people choose to participate, more material is put into the recycling loop, and that material is much more likely to return as new container material (its highest use), rather than downcycled to lesser-grade examples of the same material or, far worse, ending up in landfills or oceans. To recap, Super Recycling is made possible by:
- Incentives. We all like to get money back! Deposit fees are a great way to incentivize used container returns, changing behavior for the better.
- Convenience. We know you’re busy, which is why CLYNK is committed to making recycling easy and convenient so it can fit right into your daily routine.
- Multi-stream collection. Our process helps ensure you’re returning clean plastic, glass and aluminum containers for processing, which means your returns are less contaminated by materials like detergent bottles – making them much more likely to yield food-grade, quality recyclables.
Disciplined and high-speed processing. Recyclables are processed at scale in Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs). At CLYNK, the customer is able to put all food-grade containers together in one bag, and then our MRF separates plastic, glass, and metal into unique streams so that each can be recycled to their highest use.