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At only 11 years old, Ryan Hickman is a global icon for recycling awareness and he has recycled over one million cans and bottles with the goal of inspiring people around the world and keeping trash out of our oceans and landfills. He donates proceeds to marine mammal rescue efforts and he leads weekly beach clean up events in his community. Ryan is the president of Ryan’s Recycling Company and he just launched his new, nonprofit organization: Project3R which will focus on recycling education and awareness around the world.
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My name is Ryan Hickman and I am the president of Ryan’s Recycling Company. I started Ryan’s Recycling when I was 3.5 years old. Now I’m 11, and I recycle cans, bottles, and glass. Recycling is really important to me so no recyclable item or litter ends up in the oceans or landfills.
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