Sharpsafe Is Needle Disposal System

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The Sharpsafe, designed by Alicia Mintzes, is a public needle disposal system for intravenous drug users. It is also designed to be strong and nonthreatening:

Sharpsafe is designed with a familiar street furniture language that enables it to fit into public spaces as a distinctive yet non-threatening entity.

The material strength and form design increases safety and durability, reducing break-ins and misuse.

To facilitate servicing and reduce overfilling, a solar powered ultrasonic distance sensor system measures and records bin levels, alerting service staff when bin is nearing capacity.

More pictures after the jump.

This could be a good idea… or a bad one. You decide. Leave a comment. Discuss.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

sarah February 19, 2008 at 1:03 pm

This is stupid. The last thing we need is another resource for drug users.

umpteenth time February 19, 2008 at 1:04 pm

^ You are retarded. this keeps the spread of things like HIV down

bad idea February 19, 2008 at 1:05 pm

i agree with sarah. bad idea

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