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What is Rubbish Science?

Our Mission at Rubbish Science is a very simple: We aim to empower people by helping them develop systematic strategies for problem-solving to deal with issues that impact on their lives. Using these skills and resources that are freely available, they can improve the quality of their lives and that of their communities. 

Our Vision is to create community hubs where skills and knowledge continue to be developed using our principles. These hubs will be connected via an online classroom in order to create a global network supporting communities. We aim to move from being instigators and tutors to facilitators and advisors.

Our Aims are to create self-sustaining communities. We expect that the greatest gains will be with those who are most vulnerable and disempowered through war or poverty, but we will not restrict our attention to these people. We will know we have succeeded when we make ourselves redundant.

Our Values: Every human being is equally valuable and deserves to be treated respectfully and with kindness, regardless of their race or religion.

Developing Scientific Literacy

Scientific literacy is a transferable skill that involves looking for evidence to inform decisions. We focus on simple experiments with real outcomes that usually involve multiple variables.

Reusing Rubbish

Ideally there should be no rubbish in the World, but the reality is that plastic refuse is everywhere. The aim is to create something useful whilst removing rubbish and increasing environmental awareness.

Developing Communities

All communities have a culture of innovation, but often lack a systematic and scientific approach. By collaborating on real problems, we aim to empower communities to shape their own future .

Recent Projects

Find out what we’ve been up to on our blog

Rubbish Science Activities

Instructions to create your own Rubbish Science projects