The habit of redeeming beverage containers has an impact beyond the recycling of the containers themselves. It influences the way people think about their trash more broadly and it inspires thoughts of the environment. The CLYNK green bag is a constant reminder of environmental impacts, and every discarded can or bottle elicits thoughts of personal responsibility for the choices we each make as consumers – every day, every container. This is often the most visible and present touchstone for these concepts in people’s lives.
The opportunities for changing mindsets are especially true for children. In Maine and New York, CLYNKing has become a verb and many families and classrooms use our redemption programs to teach important values to children. CLYNK’s family-friendly drop off locations enable parents to involve their children in the entire redemption process – from collection in the home, to transport, to drop off. Kids charged with key roles learn responsibility and develop pride. CLYNK for Schools boasts thousands of new participants each year.
Whether the motivations are environmental, financial or both, CLYNK brings a mindfulness about the opportunity of redeeming containers into businesses, homes, and classrooms.
Interested in generating more recycling heroes in the Extended Producer Responsibility cycle? We are too. Let’s work together.