If you put the turf upside down in the compost heap and water it well, most of the turf will compost off. If the plastic is still a mesh you can then lift it out, but it should decompose down.
If you used a lawn rake and some of that mesh looped up ... and then an older person got a heel caught and tripped and broke a limb ... who would be liable I wonder?
Here's a bit I removed a couple of weeks ago. It's been in the lawn for over 3 years. No sign of any 'breaking down', and I'm pulling at it quite hard.
You can imagine the results of trying to remove thatch from a lawn with that in it, when you didn't even know it was there....
it is disgraceful 😡😡😡😡😡😡
Perhaps Rolawn need to check their public liability insurance ‘cos I think my Householder’s policy providers would hold them ultimately responsible as the turf provided was ‘not fit for purpose’.
Perhaps someone on Twitter would like to ask them? @rolawn
They've been using mesh for years.
There must be thousands of people with mesh in their lawn that are unaware it is even there.