An elderly women collects waste paper in the busy shopping district of Mong Kok. Photo: Sam Tsang
An elderly women collects waste paper in the busy shopping district of Mong Kok. Photo: Sam Tsang
Poverty

New study into Hong Kong’s forsaken ‘cardboard grannies’ finds they earn just HK$716 a month

Study highlights plight of city’s forgotten rubbish collectors, who toil in the shadows from morning to night gathering cardboard and other waste to make ends meet

An elderly women collects waste paper in the busy shopping district of Mong Kok. Photo: Sam Tsang
An elderly women collects waste paper in the busy shopping district of Mong Kok. Photo: Sam Tsang
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