Dutch designer Hån Pham has devised the Urban Needle Box to tackle the problem of used, and possibly infected, needles lying around in public areas. A kind of pocket-sized safety box for sharps, the Zippo-lighter-sized device should be cheap to make, and looks easy to use. The concept might have just one difficulty to overcome: reminding someone who's brain is fizzing with Smack to actually put needles in it. [Yanko Design]
I love that someone is attempting to help out a bad situation, but I can see these being used as a probable cause jump for law enforcement. (at least until the Supremes smack that down, but that can take ages.)
And my diabetic sister might get handcuffed because she has her bright yellow needle disposal case sitting in plain sight in the backseat of her car.