2019/09/26 - SCMP

Hong Kong’s ‘cardboard grannies’ get trolley upgrade after team from Polytechnic University does redesign – and new ones come with a burglar alarm

Wong Yuet-han is ready to guard her new trolley with her life, and swears she will fight off any public hygiene inspector who tries to take it from her. The 67-year-old is part of Hong Kong’s army of elderly people, mostly old women, who eke out a living by gathering cardboard scraps and polyfoam boxes to sell to recycling companies.