Ryan Hickman is a regular 7 year old from California who has shown the world that it is absolutely possible to recycle stuff and even save thousands of dollars in the process. As a three year old, he visited a local recycling center in Orange County with his father and was so impressed with what he saw that he started collecting recyclables from his neighbors the following day.
This paved way for ‘Ryan’s Recycling Company’, through which he has already recycled around 200,000 bottles and cans, saving ten thousand dollars for college.
Ryan’s mother Andrea says, “He’s very passionate about it, and he likes to get everybody else passionate about it as well. I think he’s rubbed off on all of us now. You find yourself walking past a can on the ground and needing to pick it up instead of walking away and leaving it there.”