CLYNK's new drop-off unit canvas for Maine art

Jan 16, 2013
The art-enhanced CLYNK Drop-Off Center is located in the Hannaford parking lot on Maverick Street in Rockland.

Rockland — CLYNK, the Maine company that makes it easy to recycle, recently opened its modular drop-off center in the parking lot of the Hannaford on Maverick Street. The CLYNK Drop-Off Center is designed to make it easy for CLYNK customers to drive up and off their redeemable bottles and cans.

The Drop-Off Center — "upcycled" from an old, refurbished truck body — is adorned by artwork by Maine-based artist Susan Amons. Her work piece, titled "Salmon Run IV," was originally a monoprint and was digitally enlarged for the drop-off center.

"It's fantastic that so many people will get to experience the piece and I hope it gets them thinking about clean water and fish habitats," said Amons, who is passionate about nature conservation.

The new drop-off center is part of the CLYNK for Art program, which partners with local artists to help communicate the importance of recycling to protect the environment.

"We wanted to make it even easier for our members to recycle, while enhancing the public space," said Clayton Kyle, CEO of CLYNK. "I hope the Rockland community enjoys Susan's eye-catching work."

Since CLYNK opened in Rockland in December 2010, local members have CLYNK'd more than 1,090,000 cans and bottles. That translates to a reduction of 96.83 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions — the equivalent of driving from Rockland to Boston 1,157 times. There are currently more than 1,100 CLYNK members in Rockland, and the number is growing fast.

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