Recycling - cut out the middle-man

Here's one of Hong Kong's champion recyclers in action:

We followed him along Nathan Road and into Jordan Road. Every time he passed a shop with brochures (or even namecards) outside, he'd pick them all up and put them in his bag.

There must be a manager in the Nathan Road Spaghetti House struggling to understand why he's giving out hundreds of promotional leaflets a week, and yet business stays the same.