Shopping trolleys are ending up in unlikely places because of public apathy

Perched: Friends of Sungai Klang co-founder Syuen Toh looking at a trolley stuck in a tree after it was thrown from a pedestrian bridge connecting Gardens Mall to the Abdullah Hukum apartment. – YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

ABANDONED shopping trolleys near carparks and mall parking bays are a common sight but of late, there seems to be more that end up in the strangest locations.During last December’s big flood, waste removal contractor Alam Flora not only discovered many of these trolleys in manholes and public drains, but also in Sungai Klang.

In fact, trolleys that have been abandoned by shoppers are ending up further away from the malls or hypermarkets they originate from.

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