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Newry Mourne & Down Council Chairperson Charlie Casey  has appealed to the public to be careful when deposing of plastic gloves.

Cllr Casey raised his concerns after being contacted by people worried with the current COVID-19 that people are throwing away plastic gloves in public areas and the obvious risks this is causing and hazards this presents for anyone coming into contact of these gloves or for family pets and wildlife.

Disposable plastic gloves are being increasingly dumped at the side of roads throughout the district. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Disposable plastic gloves are being increasingly dumped at the side of roads throughout the district. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

The Newry City Councillor commenting on the issue said  “Myself and my colleagues have been inundated with calls from people people shocked at the number of pairs of these discarded plastic gloves. Its very worrying that people are discarding the gloves in this way

“These gloves should be disposed of safely and securely, not dumped along busy walkways, streets and roads. This is presenting dangers to children who may lift them. That’s not including the potential of passing on contamination that may be on the gloves”.

Cllr Casey has appealed to people in the city to stay safe and to use common sense and dispose of these gloves in a safe manner that doesn’t put anyone in risk or accelerate this pandemic.

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