We are a charity with the aim of increasing scientific literacy to help people develop systematic strategies for problem-solving using skills and resources that are freely available from rubbish.
Find out how we are making a difference by reading about our latest initiatives in Sierra Leone.
Anyone can get involved with Rubbish Science! Just go to our activities page to have a go at building and developing your own Rubbish Science project.
Scientific literacy is a transferable skill that involves investigating claims and looking for evidence to inform decisions. We focus on simple experiments with real, useful outcomes that usually involve multiple variables.
Ideally there should be no rubbish in the World, but the reality is that plastic refuse is everywhere. The aim is to create something that solves local problems whilst removing rubbish and increasing environmental awareness.
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 futures. By linking communities across the globe from the most to least privileged on a level playing field, we aim to increase interactions and understanding