‘Maine Recycles Championship’ to kick off Feb. 26

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SOUTH PORTLAND — CLYNK has announced the first-ever “Maine Recycles Championship,” a statewide competition that will raise money for schools, while encouraging kids and their communities to recycle.

Schools that sign up for the championship will compete to collect and “CLYNK” the most bottles and cans (per enrolled student) between Feb. 26 and 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 get $1,000; and third-place will receive $500. And, of course, each school will receive every nickel it earns during the competition.

Students and supporters can track their schools’ progress and see the environmental impact of their recycling at www.clynk.com.

Schools across the state are signing up now to be ready for the Maine Recycles Championship kickoff on Feb. 26. Teachers or administrators who want to participate can call CLYNK at (866) 228-8454. A complete list of rules is available at www.clynk.com/championship.

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To add to the excitement, CLYNK 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 can use at home or in the classroom. The lessons and other resources are available for free at www.clynk.com/education.

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