Dublin City Council would like to appeal to everyone to dispose safely of used latex gloves and masks and not simply drop them on the ground.
Certain parts of the city have seen an increase in the amount of gloves and masks being littered by people using them to protect themselves during the Covid-19 crisis.
Commenting on the issue the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Tom Brabazon, said, “Our enemy is a virus and as such it is unseen. Our invisible enemy lurks around a lot of corners. We need to be mindful about how we dispose of used latex gloves and masks as they could contain the virus. Doing whatever we can to stop the spread of the virus and thereby save lives is critical and this includes being responsible for the safe disposal of face masks and gloves.”
Dublin City Council is asking people to ensure that all litter and especially items such as these is disposed of carefully and appropriately during this time to help in protecting us all.
“Like most organisations Dublin City Council is under added pressure during this pandemic to deliver as many services as possible. We are seeking the cooperation of the public to help us do that during what is a very challenging time,” said Bernie Lillis, Litter Prevention Officer with Dublin City Council.