Ten year old Ryan Hickman has become an international icon for recycling awareness. He’s been named one of the top 100 Most Influential People of Orange County, California, one of the top ten kids changing the world by MSN, and one of Readers Digest’s Top Kids of the Decade Changing the World. He has been featured in TIME and National Geographic magazines as well as being a guest on The Ellen Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America and many others. Ryan is also a recipient of the CNN Young Wonder Award and the Wyland Foundation’s Ambassador for the Planet Award.

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Over the past seven years, Ryan’s recycled nearly a million cans and bottles in an effort to clean up the planet and keep our oceans and landfills cleaner. Ryan organizes monthly beach clean up events in his community and he travels globally speaking about recycling and saving our planet.