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Day 10: Thanks to all the happy Science Museum Lates visitors this week who took time out from exploring their sexuality to explore The Rubbish Collection bins instead!

Day 10: Thanks to all the happy Science Museum Lates visitors this week who took time out from exploring their sexuality to explore The Rubbish Collection bins instead!

Day 9: Let’s give a big hand (or two) to the volunteer who created this out of old baguettes! Unfortunately, the Museum does have to throw away some food for hygiene reasons. However, the systems for food recycling in both our cafés and offices are being updated, and we’re bringing back 2 tonnes of fertiliser in phase 2 to represent the food waste we’re expecting to recycle in phase 1.

Day 9: Let’s give a big hand (or two) to the volunteer who created this out of old baguettes! Unfortunately, the Museum does have to throw away some food for hygiene reasons. However, the systems for food recycling in both our cafés and offices are being updated, and we’re bringing back 2 tonnes of fertiliser in phase 2 to represent the food waste we’re expecting to recycle in phase 1.

Day 8: The photo above shows an old display or model toilet. My ideas for today’s caption have gone down the pan, but I won’t be resorting to toilet humour. I can however confirm that we will be displaying approximately 250kg of dried poo (proper name sewage blocks or sludge cakes) during phase 2 of this exhibition, which represents what we’re flushing away during phase 1.

Day 8: The photo above shows an old display or model toilet. My ideas for today’s caption have gone down the pan, but I won’t be resorting to toilet humour. I can however confirm that we will be displaying approximately 250kg of dried poo (proper name sewage blocks or sludge cakes) during phase 2 of this exhibition, which represents what we’re flushing away during phase 1.

Day 7: Night at the Museum: 460 packed breakfasts for 460 hungry Science Night guests. Hope they all slept well with no spooky goings on amongst the museum displays…

Day 7: Night at the Museum: 460 packed breakfasts for 460 hungry Science Night guests. Hope they all slept well with no spooky goings on amongst the museum displays…

Day 6: Evidence of an Explainer party in the Science Museum Staff Social Club? Glass is one of our most commonly recycled materials and can easily be made into new bottles or is sometimes ground down to make glass sand which can be used in aggregates and in the building industry. For more information on how glass is recycled go to: www.recyclenow.com/facts-figures/how-it-recycled/glass-bottles

Day 6: Evidence of an Explainer party in the Science Museum Staff Social Club? Glass is one of our most commonly recycled materials and can easily be made into new bottles or is sometimes ground down to make glass sand which can be used in aggregates and in the building industry. For more information on how glass is recycled go to: www.recyclenow.com/facts-figures/how-it-recycled/glass-bottles

Day 5: Who’s not eating their five a day? These left over apples are a common find from the bins in our schools picnic area, all the crisps seem to have been finished though…

Day 5: Who’s not eating their five a day? These left over apples are a common find from the bins in our schools picnic area, all the crisps seem to have been finished though…

Day 4: What an uplifting moment, finding a bra in the rubbish!  But seriously, this could have been taken to the ex-wearer’s local Oxfam shop.  Bras are a rare and valuable commodity in developing countries as they’re tricky to make, so Oxfam send bras and other unwanted clothing to places like Senegal. http://www.oxfam.org.uk.

Day 4: What an uplifting moment, finding a bra in the rubbish!  But seriously, this could have been taken to the ex-wearer’s local Oxfam shop.  Bras are a rare and valuable commodity in developing countries as they’re tricky to make, so Oxfam send bras and other unwanted clothing to places like Senegal. http://www.oxfam.org.uk.

Day 3: A couple of families’ fridge doors are missing some works of art tonight… These colourful drawings are just a drop in the ocean in terms of the amount of paper the Museum throws out each month.  We are hoping that the new recycling bins both in the Museum and behind the scenes will help us to improve our paper recycling figures.

Day 3: A couple of families’ fridge doors are missing some works of art tonight… These colourful drawings are just a drop in the ocean in terms of the amount of paper the Museum throws out each month.  We are hoping that the new recycling bins both in the Museum and behind the scenes will help us to improve our paper recycling figures.

Day 2: Pair of size 6 black loafers, some wear and tear but only one careful owner… These shoes went into the Science Museum’s general waste which means they will be incinerated to make energy from waste, but it’s better to try to repair and reuse or recycle old shoes and clothing. For more information about the different options go to http://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/clothing-textiles

Day 2: Pair of size 6 black loafers, some wear and tear but only one careful owner… These shoes went into the Science Museum’s general waste which means they will be incinerated to make energy from waste, but it’s better to try to repair and reuse or recycle old shoes and clothing. For more information about the different options go to http://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/clothing-textiles

Over on our blog, Project Curator of The Rubbish Collection, Sarah Harvey, considers how art can inspire us to question our everyday relationships with ‘rubbish’: http://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/insight/2014/06/18/the-art-of-rubbish. 

Over on our blog, Project Curator of The Rubbish Collection, Sarah Harvey, considers how art can inspire us to question our everyday relationships with ‘rubbish’: http://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/insight/2014/06/18/the-art-of-rubbish. 

Day 10: Thanks to all the happy Science Museum Lates visitors this week who took time out from exploring their sexuality to explore The Rubbish Collection bins instead!

Day 10: Thanks to all the happy Science Museum Lates visitors this week who took time out from exploring their sexuality to explore The Rubbish Collection bins instead!

Day 9: Let’s give a big hand (or two) to the volunteer who created this out of old baguettes! Unfortunately, the Museum does have to throw away some food for hygiene reasons. However, the systems for food recycling in both our cafés and offices are being updated, and we’re bringing back 2 tonnes of fertiliser in phase 2 to represent the food waste we’re expecting to recycle in phase 1.

Day 9: Let’s give a big hand (or two) to the volunteer who created this out of old baguettes! Unfortunately, the Museum does have to throw away some food for hygiene reasons. However, the systems for food recycling in both our cafés and offices are being updated, and we’re bringing back 2 tonnes of fertiliser in phase 2 to represent the food waste we’re expecting to recycle in phase 1.

Day 8: The photo above shows an old display or model toilet. My ideas for today’s caption have gone down the pan, but I won’t be resorting to toilet humour. I can however confirm that we will be displaying approximately 250kg of dried poo (proper name sewage blocks or sludge cakes) during phase 2 of this exhibition, which represents what we’re flushing away during phase 1.

Day 8: The photo above shows an old display or model toilet. My ideas for today’s caption have gone down the pan, but I won’t be resorting to toilet humour. I can however confirm that we will be displaying approximately 250kg of dried poo (proper name sewage blocks or sludge cakes) during phase 2 of this exhibition, which represents what we’re flushing away during phase 1.

Day 7: Night at the Museum: 460 packed breakfasts for 460 hungry Science Night guests. Hope they all slept well with no spooky goings on amongst the museum displays…

Day 7: Night at the Museum: 460 packed breakfasts for 460 hungry Science Night guests. Hope they all slept well with no spooky goings on amongst the museum displays…

Day 6: Evidence of an Explainer party in the Science Museum Staff Social Club? Glass is one of our most commonly recycled materials and can easily be made into new bottles or is sometimes ground down to make glass sand which can be used in aggregates and in the building industry. For more information on how glass is recycled go to: www.recyclenow.com/facts-figures/how-it-recycled/glass-bottles

Day 6: Evidence of an Explainer party in the Science Museum Staff Social Club? Glass is one of our most commonly recycled materials and can easily be made into new bottles or is sometimes ground down to make glass sand which can be used in aggregates and in the building industry. For more information on how glass is recycled go to: www.recyclenow.com/facts-figures/how-it-recycled/glass-bottles

Day 5: Who’s not eating their five a day? These left over apples are a common find from the bins in our schools picnic area, all the crisps seem to have been finished though…

Day 5: Who’s not eating their five a day? These left over apples are a common find from the bins in our schools picnic area, all the crisps seem to have been finished though…

Day 4: What an uplifting moment, finding a bra in the rubbish!  But seriously, this could have been taken to the ex-wearer’s local Oxfam shop.  Bras are a rare and valuable commodity in developing countries as they’re tricky to make, so Oxfam send bras and other unwanted clothing to places like Senegal. http://www.oxfam.org.uk.

Day 4: What an uplifting moment, finding a bra in the rubbish!  But seriously, this could have been taken to the ex-wearer’s local Oxfam shop.  Bras are a rare and valuable commodity in developing countries as they’re tricky to make, so Oxfam send bras and other unwanted clothing to places like Senegal. http://www.oxfam.org.uk.

Day 3: A couple of families’ fridge doors are missing some works of art tonight… These colourful drawings are just a drop in the ocean in terms of the amount of paper the Museum throws out each month.  We are hoping that the new recycling bins both in the Museum and behind the scenes will help us to improve our paper recycling figures.

Day 3: A couple of families’ fridge doors are missing some works of art tonight… These colourful drawings are just a drop in the ocean in terms of the amount of paper the Museum throws out each month.  We are hoping that the new recycling bins both in the Museum and behind the scenes will help us to improve our paper recycling figures.

Day 2: Pair of size 6 black loafers, some wear and tear but only one careful owner… These shoes went into the Science Museum’s general waste which means they will be incinerated to make energy from waste, but it’s better to try to repair and reuse or recycle old shoes and clothing. For more information about the different options go to http://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/clothing-textiles

Day 2: Pair of size 6 black loafers, some wear and tear but only one careful owner… These shoes went into the Science Museum’s general waste which means they will be incinerated to make energy from waste, but it’s better to try to repair and reuse or recycle old shoes and clothing. For more information about the different options go to http://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/clothing-textiles

Over on our blog, Project Curator of The Rubbish Collection, Sarah Harvey, considers how art can inspire us to question our everyday relationships with ‘rubbish’: http://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/insight/2014/06/18/the-art-of-rubbish. 

Over on our blog, Project Curator of The Rubbish Collection, Sarah Harvey, considers how art can inspire us to question our everyday relationships with ‘rubbish’: http://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/insight/2014/06/18/the-art-of-rubbish. 

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