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[TalkingDrugs] , Gomes, André Dublin implements public sharps bins to tackle drug-related litter. (02 Mar 2016)

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In an effort to address the city’s drug-related litter problem, Dublin has moved to install public sharps bins for people who inject drugs to dispose of used syringes.

Dublin City Council recently implemented two robust disposal units in separate locations where public injecting has been identified as a significant problem, following similar low-threshold and economical initiatives in the southern city of Cork.

Concern with the effect of public drug use and drug-related litter on Dublin’s image is not recent; in 2011, the general public identified public drug use as a significant issue, with over one third of respondents describing antisocial behaviour, particularly alcohol and drug-related behaviour, as being the "worst thing about Dublin."........


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