Where do you start
If you want to make the world a better place? 

For a long time, Allgo was too busy getting going and surviving recessions to worry too much about saving the planet. But we always wanted to do something more than just try to survive and make profit. And we always did (and still do) bits and pieces for charities, but nothing really meaty.

Then in January 2018, Allgo’s MD, Gary was at an Incentive Marketing Association seminar in Rotterdam. After a long day of talks and presentations on all things relating to the business of  rewards, the final speaker of the day took to his feet (the dreaded graveyard shift!). This guy looked a bit different to the other speakers that day. And it was difficult to relate what he was talking about to incentives & rewards. But after just a few minutes, that didn’t matter. Because the story he was telling was both fascinating and terrible.

The guy was Florian Dirkse, a Dutch free spirit, who after sailing around the world and witnessing first-hand the unbelievable amount of man-made plastic pollution in the seas, co-founded The Ocean Cleanup in 2013. This fast-growing organisation is looking to clean-up the 5 trillion pieces of plastic that currently litter the ocean. And Florian also mentioned a small group of young Dutch scientists, who are currently developing an innovative way to block plastic from entering the ocean in the first place – The Great Bubble Barrier

By the end of Florian’s presentation, Gary had decided that this was something Allgo should get behind. Allgo is Irish, and Ireland is an island. There’s a lot of water here! Rain, rivers, lakes, the surrounding seas, Ireland is closer to sea than many other countries. So the damage to the oceans really affects us and should really horrify us. If we can help even in a small way to raise awareness and funds for both The Ocean Cleanup and The Great Bubble Barrier, then we think we will actually have made a Better World.

We approached both organisations to make sure they were OK with us doing this, and they both readily agreed. Back at base, our annual team kick-off event, where we all agree our plans for the year ahead, came up with a list of actions that we will undertake in 2018 and 2019 as part of our Better World programme. Below are more details, and check back with us regularly for updates on how we (and the oceans) are doing….

So what is Allgo doing?

Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Allgo team is going to take on the following actions in our Better World programme-

  1. List Allgo Better World as a gift option on our AllGifts.ie website so that customers can donate 
  2. Add Allgo Better World to our Reward Catalogue so corporate clients can donate their points to the campaign
  3. Allgo team member organizes fundraising events throughout the year
  4. Allgo team will join the Royal Canal Clean-up group on one of their Sunday sessions to clean the Grand Canal in Dublin
  5. Installing recycling bins in the Allgo office
  6. Ban on single-use plastic bottles for employees (as much as possible). Giving out re-usable water bottles
  7. Sponsored 10k run to raise funds for Better World.

Watch this space for more ideas as the year goes on….To see how we are doing, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. #allgobetterworld

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Would you like to
become a Sponsor? 

In order to achieve the main goal of the Allgo Better World Campaign and raise funds for the The Great Bubble Barrier and The Ocean Cleanup, we are looking for kind financial support of companies, businesses, and private individuals who are willing to help us.

We would like to ask you to contribute to our cause by donating €250+ and this way becoming our official sponsor. In return we will add your logo to all of our social media sites and to this website, to our jerseys on the Allgo Better World run, create great publicity for your own brand. We will send you an certificate as sponsor and subscribe you to our newsletters about our updates on the programme, events and news.

If you wish to become a Sponsor, please contact us by email on kata@allgo.ie, by phone on +353 1 253 0040, or make a donation on our Sponsor Me Page.

Follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn for updates and news about the programme.

Let’s make the World better together!

Thank you!

The Ocean Cleanup

OVER 5 TRILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC CURRENTLY LITTER THE OCEAN

Trash accumulates in 5 ocean garbage patches, the largest one being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between Hawaii and California. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health and economies. Solving it requires a combination of closing the source, and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean.

The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. A full-scale deployment of our systems is estimated to clean up 50 % of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years.

Play Ocean Cleanup Video

Great Bubble Barrier

A SMART SOLUTION TO PLASTIC POLLUTION

Every minute, the equivalent of one full garbage truck of plastic trash is dumped in the sea. That is 1440 trucks per 24 hours and in total 8 billion kilos per year. With 80% of those plastics coming directly from our use on land. The Bubble Barrier creates a barrier stopping plastics from flowing past, but it also allows fish and ships to pass through the barrier unimpeded. Our solution can be used around the clock, everywhere. Thanks to your contribution, we will soon be removing the plastics from waterways near you. Together, we will achieve clean rivers and canals.

Play Great Bubble Barrier Video