There are about 2,900 waste pickers in Hong Kong, according to a 2018 study. Photo: Nora Tam
There are about 2,900 waste pickers in Hong Kong, according to a 2018 study. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong’s waste pickers deserve more respect and better conditions, women’s group says as it prepares drive to change public attitudes

  • Hong Kong Women Workers’ Association says stigma and stereotypes are holding back the city’s waste pickers from having the working conditions they deserve
  • Drive supported by Operation Santa Claus and launching next year aims to improve public perceptions and help workers achieve a better working environment

Topic |   Operation Santa Claus
There are about 2,900 waste pickers in Hong Kong, according to a 2018 study. Photo: Nora Tam
There are about 2,900 waste pickers in Hong Kong, according to a 2018 study. Photo: Nora Tam
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