Our community litter picking hubs have now reopened across Wales...
We are proud to be working with all local authorities across Wales on our biggest ever initiative to eradicate litter and waste.
Caru Cymru (a Welsh phrase meaning ‘Love Wales’) aims to inspire everyone to take action and care for the environment.
By everybody working together to create a clean and safe environment, we can build stronger, healthier communities and make a positive difference to our planet.
Be part of the #CaruCymru movement.
We're supporting activity on the ground in a sustainable way. Join or establish your own community group, make use of our litter picking hubs and take part in campaigns.
To make a difference, you need to understand the issues. Learn about the latest research and good practice from Wales and beyond.
Discover how you can green your business, take ownership of and improve your local area.
The vision is for Caru Cymru to be interwoven into life in Wales, so it becomes second nature for everyone to do the right thing, from taking litter home and cleaning up after your dog, to recycling 'on-the-go', reusing and repairing.
Our work addresses the biggest environmental issues affecting communities.
Fireworks, balloons and sky lanterns may look great, but they can cause big problems.
It’s a crime to fly tip but unfortunately the issue remains in many parts of Wales
This is litter that collects on roadsides, laybys and junctions and it’s extremely hard to tackle.
Around 80% of marine litter is from land-based sources.
Unlike other sources of litter, lots of drinks litter – like cans and plastic bottles – is recyclable.
Air pollution can be harmful to human health.
This common type of litter is often small in size, but it has a big impact
Street design affects the quality of our local environment.
This type of litter is less common but is found in certain secluded areas in and around city centres and parks.
Dog fouling is a risk to our health so it’s important that owners pick up after their dogs.
We’re proud to be working in partnership with every local authority in Wales, Cardiff University’s behaviour change team and Welsh Government.
Our aim is to encourage organisations across the country to share their knowledge and resources in driving the Caru Cymru movement forward.
Caru Cymru has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.