Getting trollied: Seasonal demand for shopping carts
14 December 2012 Last updated at 07:25 GMT
As supermarkets entice shoppers with festive offers and the aisles get busier, the demand for shopping trolleys reaches a peak.
One company is doing its bit to ease the problem by restoring more than 60,000 trolleys every year, getting them back into service for around half the cost of a new fleet of shopping wheels.
Dominic Laurie reports.