We born in 2011, as the non-profit Costa Rican company Ecogetaways Travel Designs organization. A pioneer travel agency Costa Rica that offers exclusive luxury services with high levels of sustainability and commitment to the environment.
One of the promotional tours of the Agency, took us to visit the tour of Biodiesel in Santa Clara, north of Costa Rica, where we discovered the serious problem that exists in Costa Rica and the world due to bad treatment given to the used oil residue in restaurant kitchens.
There are three very serious ways this wrong procedure is affecting our society:
Environmental: The oil is poured through the pipe, the pipe reaching our rivers and seas. One liter of used oil contaminates irreversibly 1000 liters of water. This environmental damage is irreparable.
Animal: The used oil sale and delivery to breeding and slaughtering illegal business without scruples who use it for fattening, causing serious diseases to animals.
Human: as a secondary consumer of these animals that were fed with this toxic oil, it is one of the main causes of cancer today.
Due to this alarming reality, we decided to get into action offering a collecting service for this waste to different restaurants we were partnering the project with, in order to recycle and produce Biodiesel, a clean and environmentally friendly energy.
In addition to the recycling project we started with professional advice in corporate social responsibility based on the international standard ISO: 26000 to educate, encourage and act through the restaurant sector for socio-environmental causes.
In 2015, due to a constant demand from our clients: various hotels and restaurants, Yo Hago El Cambio initiated a successful recycling service: offering a service of collecting waste plastic, glass, cardboard, paper, aluminum, tetra back and used cooking oil. Currently, Yo Hago El Cambio it has managed to diversify its services according to the demand for their Affiliates Network; adding to its Affiliates Network recognized universities, multinational corporations, NGOs and banks, plus companies in the tourism sector, which are provided with a comprehensive solution in sustainability, tackling recycling services, training and corporate volunteering.