Tuesday, 25 November 2014

There's plastic in the strangest of places

I am having to rebuild a room in my house that was shonkily erected by a previous owner in the early 1990s. I was a bit shocked at the amount of plastic rubbish that had accumulated under the floor. A lot of it would have blown in, but some of it is just too heavy - it had to be dumped. Considering I have found a lot of clearly dumped rubbish elsewhere on the property, I am sadly not surprised.
After 20 years a lot of this plastic is still perfectly intact.
Just goes to show what a menace to the environment
plastic is, and how careless we are with it (this is
litter from just a 2m by 4m space).


  1. When we replaced our wood laminate they had some kind of plastic sheeting under there. I thought it was to keep noise down when you walk on it.

    1. Or to prevent water absorption? A lot of plastic sheeting is used nowadays to stop damp air rising - there can be a plastic footprint as big as the house if the dirt under it is lined. I am happy to say that when the floor was redone for this room, no plastic sheeting was used :)