Game consoles don’t come cheap, and are getting more and more expensive, especially in developing South American countries like Chile. However, with perseverance for nearly a year, the guy below has found a way to both “buy” a Nintendo Switch for himself and contribute to helping the Earth: Recycle cans aluminum of beverage and beverage brands.
For nine consecutive months, Benja, from Lo Prado, Santiago, Chile, has diligently collected cans and recycled them, hoping to be able to purchase a Nintendo Switch console, and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild once caused a fever. The young man even carefully recorded the details of the number of cans as well as the amount of money earned each day in a personal notebook. Accompanying Benja is also a very psychological sister, always helping her brother sell the collected cans to a recycling shop in the area.
The number of cans sold and the amount of money collected are carefully recorded by Benja.
According to the share on Instagram, Benja and his sister have collected and recycled about 495.13 kg of cans, a very impressive number and must have consumed a lot of time during the past 9 months. Partly perhaps also because the price of Nintendo Switch in particular, and consoles in general, in Chile is still quite “hot”, and not everyone has a large amount of money available to invest in gaming passion. mine.
According to information from GameRant, the average price of Switch in this country can be up to nearly 400 USD (more than 9.1 million VND). Meanwhile, the price of PlayStation 5, in the current global shortage, is not much more pleasant – $ 660 (more than 15 million). And Xbox Series X, although a bit cheaper, will also cost gamers about 412 USD (9.4 million VND). Chile is also currently ranked 15th in the list of countries with the highest Xbox sales in the world.
That shows just how remarkable Benja’s perseverance, patience and steadfastness in goals is. His actions are especially meaningful when issues related to environmental protection are posing difficult problems for the gaming industry as well as the whole world. Many publishers and game studios are looking for ways to minimize the negative impact on the natural environment. For example, in 2019, Sports Interactive packed the Football Manager 2020 game disc completely with recycled cardboard.
According to GameRant