America Recycles Day: 9-Year-Old Loves Recycling, Spends Six Years Raising Funds for Marine Mammals 

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November 15 is America Recycles Day, a program created by Keep America Beautiful to promote recycling education and to inspire recycling events across the country. Meet one young boy who’s working hard to make the planet more beautiful.

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Nov. 15, 2018
By Kathleen McCleary

You’re never to small to make a difference (or start saving for college!)—and 9-year-old Ryan Hickman is proving it in a big way.

“When I was 3, I went to the recycling center with two bags of cans,” says Ryan, who lives in San Juan Capistrano, California. “And I just loved doing it so much I wanted to keep doing it.”

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