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10-Year-Old's Recycling Business Hailed by City Leaders

Jamie Nash

10-year-old Vanis Buckholz started My ReCycler when he was only 7. Inspired by his mother's advice to never litter, combined with his love of cycling and riding his scooter, the business has expanded to recycling by the truckload. Buckholz even donates a part of the profits to Project Hope Alliance, which provides outreach to homeless kids.

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  • Hannah Wasserman

    This kid is badass. "It’s so easy to do nothing. But it’s really good to do something! I always tell my new customers that “every little bit matters”. Even ONE bottle helps. I love my job. I’m a very lucky kid but there’s a lot of kids who don’t have much luck."