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Rubbish Science Challenge



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Summer Science Exhibition: invent a creative way to upcycle plastic waste like this into the solution to a major global problem

Calling all budding environmentalists, the team from Rubbish Science has an important mission for you.

Can you think like a scientist and create something that has the potential to solve a real-world problem using only what we find in our bins?

In a world where poverty and plastic pollution are growing crises, the Rubbish Science charity work with communities in some of the poorest regions in the world to equip them with the skills to turn trash into treasure. From fishing nets and self-watering plant pots to water filtration systems and fly traps, are you ready to join the movement and get creating?

Drop-in activity – these activities run continuously and you can drop in at any time. Please note if the venue is at capacity you may have to wait.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Limited spaces, admittance based on venue capacity
  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

For all enquiries, please email

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The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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