Impact

Two Maine boys donated over $10K to Cans for a Cure

Bryce and Riley (aged 12 and 10 respectively) of Parsonsfield, Maine, have been collecting cans and bottles to raise money for Cans for a Cure for nine years. They’ve rallied neighboring communities to assist their efforts in gathering redeemable containers for cancer research since 2009. When Bryce was two years old, his mother Katie wanted Read More…

Local CLYNKer Donates $17,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children

We’d like to share some heartwarming news from our press event last Thursday morning at Hannaford Maine Mall. Larry Bowden has been CLYNKing since we first opened for business in 2006. Larry, together with his good friend and Kora Shriner, Leo Verrill, collected can tabs back in the day for neighboring schools. Years in, they Read More…

Rock Climbers Pledge to Combat Climate Change with Dear Tomorrow

Last week, CLYNK and GrandyOats hosted our first-ever Climb It For The Climate rock climbing event at EVO Rock + Fitness in Portland, Maine. Our goal was to raise climate change awareness for Dear Tomorrow by encouraging climbers to pledge their commitment to the environment. DearTomorrow is an online archive where people from around the world Read More…

Here’s what we collected from the Toast to the Coast cleanup

Last week, CLYNK (along with REVERB, Foulmouthed Brewing, and GrandyOats) hosted the first ever Toast to the Coast beach cleanup event at Willard Beach in South Portland, Maine. Willard Beach is relatively clean, so we didn’t expect our attendees to find much trash, but we were happily surprised to see our environmental warriors going above Read More…

The Polluted Life – An Essay

Recently, a teacher at Peaks Island Elementary sent us an essay written by one of her third grade students. This Spring, my students worked on persuasive writing, tackling the issue of sustainability. One of my third grade students chose to focus on the impact of plastic on our environment, and gave a shoutout to the Read More…

Toast to the Coast – Beach Cleanup and Beer!

Help clean up Willard Beach with CLYNK at Toast to the Coast 2018!

There’s still time to sign up for the Toast to the Coast beach cleanup and happy hour event. Join CLYNK, REVERB, and Foulmouthed Brewing on Wednesday, June 27th at 5:30 pm at Willard Beach to beautify our beaches and restore the shores, then come have a beer! WHO: CLYNK, REVERB, Foulmouthed Brewery, and anyone who Read More…

Portland Kids Duathlon – July 15, 2018

Join CLYNK at the Portland Kids Duathlon, July 15

Join CLYNK at the Portland Kids Duathlon on July 15! CLYNK is thrilled to sponsor Portland’s first duathlon race for kids ages 5-12. The Portland Kids Duathlon will be held the morning of July 15th at CycleMania with a course along the East End and Bayside trails. All profits from this race will be donated to the Portland Read More…

Does all of your recycling actually get recycled?

An actual, single stream. Not completely relevant to the article, but we needed an image.

The average American is probably unaware that recycling in a blue bin doesn’t always guarantee that those items will actually be recycled. And how would they know? It’s not a common conversation topic, and who would think twice about where their empty pizza boxes go after they get deposited into a recycling bin? But the Read More…

CLYNK CEO Clayton Kyle Wins Maine Recycling and Solid Waste Award

Clayton Kyle (left) receives the 2018 Maine Recycling and Solid Waste Sustainable Business Leader of the Year award from MRRA Executive Director Victor Horton and Board President Ross Nason.

Congratulations, Clayton! The Maine Resource Recovery Association (MRRA) selected CLYNK CEO, Clayton Kyle, as the 2018 Maine Recycling and Solid Waste Sustainable Business Leader of the Year. The MRRA specifically created this distinguished award to honor the success Clayton has achieved throughout his career as an innovator in the field of environmental sustainability and recycling. Read More…

Jesse T. Zoller Elementary School’s Earth Day Celebration

Zoller elementary Earth Day vision boards

The staff at Jesse T. Zoller Elementary School in Schenectady, NY were kind enough invite CLYNK to their Earth Day event on Wednesday, April 18, and maaaaan we had a blast! The enthusiasm for recycling — from the students, parents, and faculty — made for an electrifying energy throughout the night.

7th Annual CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge Winners

CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge

We’re excited to announce the winners of the 7th Annual CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge. This year, schools from all over Maine and New York recycled enough cans and bottles to raise a grand total of $27,562.50. Hannaford Supermarkets donated $13,782.84 in matching funds. A note about payouts: First ($1,500) and second ($1,000) prize are awarded Read More…

Guster’s On The Ocean Weekend Sponsored by REVERB

See Guster in concert with REVERB.

CLYNK is excited to announce its partnership with REVERB, a Portland, Maine-based nonprofit organization founded in 2004 by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Adam Gardner of Guster. REVERB creates and executes comprehensive, custom programs to help concerts and music festivals reduce their environmental impact while engaging concertgoers to take action for a positive Read More…

A Healthy Debate

At CLYNK, we’re committed to making recycling easy and convenient. We are also committed to meeting the expectations and requirements of our customers who are increasingly driven to do the right thing for the environment. A few weeks back both offices offered viewings of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean”, for which Clayton Kyle, CEO had Read More…

This Crew Raised Over $10,500 to Fight Cancer

On October 11-13, CLYNK, WJBQ Q97.9, and Maine Cancer Foundation held Cans for a Cure, their bottle drive event at Maine Mall which raised more than $75,000, a record for the program. This year, a Parsonfield Maine family surprised the collaborators with a large donation of over 200,000 bottles and cans, or an equivalent of Read More…