Comedian and TV host Jimmy Santos had a unique experience in Canada.
One of his jobs was trading cardboard, cans, and bottles.
Unlike in the Philippines, people in Canada are actually required to return the items they purchased and used.
In his YouTube vlog, he showed that Canada had the necessary facilities for this purpose.
The comedian also explained that they don’t sell items by weight but by piece.
He said grocery stores buy cans for ten cents each and the amount is refunded when they visit their “bottle depot” to return the containers.
“Ako po ay nandito sa tinatawag nilang ‘South Pointe Bottle Depot.’ Ang ibig sabihin niyan, magbebenta ng mga lata rito, ‘yung mga pinaglalagyan ng mga tubig, softdrinks ay talaga namang dinedeposito dito at binebenta nila,” he said.
It can also be seen that after Jimmy Santos counts the items he brings, he is given a receipt to take to a scanning machine. This will give him money.
Santos mentioned that he earned around $15 or over P600 from the cans, bottles, and cardboard he returned.
According to him, recycling is a significant contribution to our environment, which is why he shared Canada’s efficient trading system.
“Malaking bagay ‘yan kaya ito po ay ibinahagi at ipinakita ko sa inyo ang sistema ng mga nagbebenta ng bote dito,” he said.
“Maganda, masaya at kunswelo dahil nakakatulong sa pagre-recycle ang mga ibinenta nating bote, karton, at ‘yung mga nabubulok po na ginagawang fertilizer,” he added.
The comedian previously revealed that he completely left show business due to the pandemic.
He spent over three decades in the entertainment industry and was one of the longest-running hosts of the noontime show ‘Eat Bulaga’.