Snakes in the Pipes
Hands-on Flattening of Power Packs

Why Some Things Don't Drain

I SPEND SOME sunny afternoons cleaning up a mess buried under the ground where we live. This week the cleanup involves a space we reclaimed a few years ago.

So during a half hour of digging, I unearthed a bin bag of domestic waste and a thick polyethylene liner that was probably wrapping a pallet of building materials. Neither of these items had dissolved since the time they were tamped underground in 2005.

Our entire housing estate is littered with this kind of refuse. I wish there was a statute that prohibited the use of building sites as common dumps.

[Photo by @topgold with Lumia 1520.]