Update • June 2024

Allgo were delighted to pass on the generous contributions of our Better World donors to The Great Bubble Barrier and The Ocean CleanUp initiatives – but we are committed too! This is why we have matched the donations to these great organisations, resulting in a total donation of €2,000 to each, to foster the change we wish to see in the World. Read below on how these organisations put their resources to good use for the benefit of the Earth’s underwater ecosystems.

We can greatly reduce the funding needs of these intiatives by making incremental (but impactful) changes to our lifestyles. Here’s what the team in Allgo are doing:

So what is Allgo doing?

The Allgo team is taking on the following actions in our Better World programme-

  1. Fundraising for our charity partners The Ocean Cleanup and The Great Bubble Barrier – more info below!
  2. List Allgo Better World as a gift option on our AllGifts.ie website so that customers can donate. 
  3. Add Allgo Better World to our Reward Catalogue so corporate clients can donate their points to the campaign.
  4. Eliminating single-use plastics and packaging from our office by supplying reusable water bottles and coffee cups to all employees.
  5. Ensuring our materials are eco-friendly wherever possible.
  6. Responsible disposal and recycling of our materials in our office, and equipping valuable customers with the relevant information to do the same.

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



The Ocean Cleanup


Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, of which the majority spills out from rivers. A portion of this plastic travels to ocean garbage patches, where it gets caught in a vortex of circulating currents alongside plastic from other sources (e.g offshore fishing activities). If no action is taken, plastic will increasingly impact our ecosystems, health and economies
The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization developing and scaling technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. Solving it requires a combination of closing the source, and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean.
Play Ocean Cleanup Video

Great Bubble Barrier


Every minute, the equivalent of one full garbage truck of plastic trash is dumped into our oceans. 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

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 are undertaking 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….