Concern group the Waste Picker Platform says a recent survey of 505 scavengers, mostly women over 60, found they earned an average of HK$716 a month to supplement welfare payments or other earnings. Photo: Dickson Lee

Inspectors need to show compassion in Hong Kong litter crackdown

Their good work is sometimes spoiled by a lack of common sense, as shown by the recent case against a woman who tried to stop her trolley from overturning

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Concern group the Waste Picker Platform says a recent survey of 505 scavengers, mostly women over 60, found they earned an average of HK$716 a month to supplement welfare payments or other earnings. Photo: Dickson Lee
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