Since early March sixty local schools have been competing to collect and "CLYNK" the most bottles and cans (per enrolled student) during the second annual "Maine Recycles Championship." Students across the state raised over $29,000 in cash and prize money and recycled more than 400,000 containers.
That's like saving the emissions equivalent of driving a car 76,379 miles!
The contest was sponsored by CLYNK, the Maine company that makes it easy to recycle and make a difference, and Hannaford Supermarkets.
Representatives from CLYNK will present the award checks and plaques to the winning schools this month.