Yesterday we recycled most of the day and we were followed around by a film crew making a video doc about me for an upcoming series called MINI MOGULS. We recycled a lot – it was about 14,000 cans and bottles and the crazy thing is we skipped the golf course pick up since we were out of time. I’ll go back this weekend to pick up from them so this week is probably going to be over 20,000 items recycled. I get a lot of email from people asking how to recycle. It’s easy. Just make sure items like cans, glass and plastic bottles go into your recycle bin or take them to a recycle center. You don’t have to be crazy about recycling like me but every little bit helps the earth. Thank you everyone who helps me recycle and I’m really proud of all the kids who email and send me letters every day around the world who are recycling now after seeing how easy it is to do.
June 3, 2019 | Ryan Hickman, Founder of Ryan’s Recycling
At only 9 years old, Ryan Hickman has big dreams of saving the planet (and feeding those California sea lions) one bottle and can at a time. We talked to Ryan about how $5 from his first trip to a recycling facility turned into a huge passion, how his family helps with Ryan’s Recycling, his successful beach cleanups, and how this helps him master math and geography. Oh and how he met Ellen DeGeneres and took over Lebron James’ Instagram story. (true story!) Get ready to be inspired by this young entrepreneur.
Wow – Ryan featured in French magazine, Bubble in their article on the Green Generation this week. Thank you so much Bubble Magazine. So proud to be featured with some really amazing kids.
Today was an awesome day in Carlsbad, California. We did a beach clean up at Warm Waters Beach and we picked up about 75 lbs of trash. Thank you to everyone who came out to help. We made a big difference! Thank you JUST WATER, SAND CLOUD and BUSCH SYSTEMS for helping support the event today.
Today’s the day I broke the 500,000 cans and bottles recycled mark with the latest trip today to the recycling center. It’s taken me six years to recycle half a million plastic bottles, aluminum cans and glass containers. It’s a lot of work but I’m so happy to keep that out of the ocean and landfills. I recycle a lot of stuff that I don’t get paid for but the majority of what I take to the recycling center is plastic bottles. Thank you to all of my great customers who call me each week to pick up and special thanks to George at El Niguel Country Club for helping me save the planet. Next stop – 1 million cans and bottles! Here we come!
Today I hung out at the Sand Cloud canopy at the San Diego Earth Fair. It was an awesome day and I had a lot of people stop by to say hi to me and to take pics with me. My favorite though was meeting a new friend who follows me on Instagram. They are from Kyrgyzstan! They brought me a really cool hat from their country and a little souvenir house. Thank you Sand Cloud for hosting my meet and greet and thank you everyone who came and met me.
Today I received a really cool certificate from the EPA recognizing all the recycling I do. I’m going to hang this on the wall in my room. Earth Day is this coming Monday so I hope everyone picks up a piece of trash on the ground, recycles a bottle or can or plants a tree. Anything to help the planet is awesome. Thanks everyone for supporting me. 🙂
On this trip I connected two of my supporting partner companies. Busch Systems provides me with the recycle bins I use and they donated a bunch of them for me to giveaway to my friends at Sand Cloud! Sand Cloud is going to use them for their beach clean ups and events to make sure everything gets recycled correctly and doesn’t end up in the landfill. Speaking of recycling and Sand Cloud… stay tuned next week for a new announcement of something I’m doing with them and I can’t wait to share with everyone. Have a great week everyone and thank you Busch Systems!