Over 4,000 bags pledged and counting for Spring Clean Cymru

Spring Clean Cymru has now gotten off to a great start, with well over 300 clean-up events now pledged, this is well over 4,000 bags of litter and counting picked up across Wales.

Countless clean-up events have already taken place over the last week across the country and have yielded amazing results already.

We’d like to thank the amazing volunteers, community groups, businesses and schools that have already been busy picking.

It’s not too late to pledge to get involved. Here’s a snapshot of the last week’s activity.

Last Saturday the sun shone on our volunteers picking in Porthaethwy alongside Iestyn and Mali from S4C's Rownd a Rownd.

Everyone got stuck in and collected litter across the coast and rounding the event off with a special tour of the Rownd a Rownd set in Menai Bridge.

“The beautiful spring weather has arrived, and what better way was there to start the weekend. Now, cleaning up a costal path isn’t my go-to every Saturday, I must admit. But it felt great to work alongside ‘Keep Wales Tidy’ on their ‘Spring Clean’ campaign today. “We’re so lucky to get to work in such a beautiful location such as Menai Bridge and it’s crucial that we do our part to protect the environment in any way we can. Therefore, what better way is there to support our community than volunteer for today’s campaign. “There definitely wasn’t a competition on who collected the most litter……. but I won though.”

Josh Morgan
Iestyn on S4C's Rownd a Rownd

Last weekend Ysgol Rhosnesni and St Anne’s Schools in Wrexham got stuck in with Spring Clean-ups to celebrate registering to become “Litter Free Zones”.

We also teamed up with the Welsh Dee Trust with volunteers old and young joining the cleanup along the Wales England border in Flintshire.

The EE call centre in Merthyr also got together for a litter pick of Ynysfach. With the help of members of Cyfarthfa Community Group.

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​“I litter pick for the wildlife because they struggle so much and I believe that everyone can do their bit"

Louise
Litter Champion from Aberdare

University of South Wales (USW) became the first University in Wales to take part and register a Spring Clean Cymru event this Wednesday.

As well as helping to protect the local environment, the litter picking event provided an opportunity for university students to make friends and enjoy being out in nature.

“It's been a really good experience. We managed to collect a considerable amount of litter on our way. I encourage other people to take part and I'll definitely do it again the next time I get the opportunity."

Ajay
Student at University of South Wales

This Sunday we tackle Snowdon as part of Spring Clean Cymru alongside the Snowdonia National Park Authority.

With over 600,000 people climbing annually, organic waste becomes a big problem. Cold conditions on the mountain means some litter can take up to 2 years to break down such as banana skins, orange peels and apple cores.

Three groups of six volunteers will each tackle a popular route on the day along with a guide leader to make sure everything is safe and sound. They will traverse the PYG/Miners, Llanberis and Nant Gwynant routes.

Our ‘Paws and Pick’ event will be taking place at Bute Park, Cardiff, on Saturday 9 April 10.00am – 12.00pm and we’d love for you (and your four-legged friends) to join us!

As well as taking part in a Spring Clean Cymru clean-up, we’ll be promoting our dog fouling campaign and giving away doggy treats, dog poo bags and paw print temporary tattoos next to our Snoopy Sculpture behind the Summer house café.

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