Ten year old Ryan Hickman has become an international icon for recycling awareness. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential People of Orange County, California and one of the top ten kids changing the world by MSN, he's been featured in TIME and National Geographic magazines as well as being a guest on The Ellen Show and The Today Show.
Ryan is a recipient of the CNN Young Wonder Award and the Wyland Foundation’s Ambassador for the Planet Award. He is a youth ambassador for Recycle Across America, Busch Systems, Sand Cloud, Valet Living, and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, California.
Ryan's recycled over 800,000 bottles and cans in an effort to clean up the planet and keep it out of our oceans and landfills. Ryan organizes monthly beach clean up events in his community and he travels globally speaking about recycling and saving our planet.