Creating a Circular Economy in the Caribbean
Green Phenix is a social enterprise using innovative technologies to turn plastic waste into new valuable usable products.
The Green “Phenix” image is a sea turtle that rises from the sea of plastic. Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao (STCC) shows us how plastic waste harms the turtles and wildlife species. So we decided to start an initiative to prevent as much plastic as possible ending up in our natural ecosystems, by establishing a circular economy on Curaçao and other Caribbean islands.
A big part of our profits goes to STCC to support their activities and projects to save our sea turtles. Also, we promote zero waste initiatives on the island, like Plastic Free Curaçao.
Solutions for plastic pollution.
We see plastic as a resource that can be recycled to create new valuable products.
This forms a new industry with increasing employment opportunities and develops a circular economy on Curaçao and the rest of the Caribbean.
As a waste, plastic can create numerous problems, harm our environment and become a health hazard. Plastic is a durable, flexible and versatile material, that is a lost opportunity if discarded after single-use.
Green Phenix currently upcycles three types of plastic: PET, HDPE and PP.
Once the plastic is collected, it is sorted, cleaned and shredded.
After shredding, the resulting plastic flakes become the material that we use in our 3D printers or extruders.
PET RECYCLING PROCESS
HDPE & PP RECYCLING PROCESS
With 3D printers we upcycle PET plastic.
We collect bottles and other forms of PET plastic. Once processed, this material is used to print new products. The sky is the limit. If you can imagine it, we can print it.
HDPE and PP plastic are melted with our extruders and then extruded into any attached mold. Currently we are making plastic beams, as they can be used as a construction material to build objects such as furniture.
We collect PET, HDPE and PP plastics
Pick-up full service
We collect the plastic from your location.
We take care of sorting, cleaning and shredding.
You bring the plastic to our location.
We take care of sorting, cleaning and shredding.
You bring the plastic to our location. The plastic is sorted and cleaned by you.
We shred the plastic.
As an individual, you can bring your plastic to us for free. The plastic has to be clean.
You can bring us the plastic Thu-Fri 08:00-14:00.
School & children events presentations
Together with Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao we go to schools to educate children about sea turtles, plastic pollution and recycling. We do live demonstrations about the recycling process using a bike shredder and 3D printer. Currently, we have presented to over 1,500 children.
School presentations have been sponsored by FBTT Travel & Taber Tours.
Therefore, you can book a presentation at your school for free.
Many employees in various organizations are becoming more aware and interested in recycling and its process. Educating is an important part of making recycling large-scale in Curaçao. We explain the difference recycling can make in society, how it’s possible to create new products from plastic waste and how each person can contribute to make Curaçao a cleaner island.
Contact us for a quotation about a presentation at your company.
#MakeTheTurleSmile Campaign 2020
After the great success of #maketheturtlesmile last year, this year we are aiming to stop even more plastic from going to waste!
How does it work:
- Collect plastic bottles (plastic types 1, 2 and 5) and aluminium cans
- Bring them to Green Phenix
- For every 25 bottles or cans, you receive a stamp
- With these stamps, you can save for amazing prizes*
* Prizes include extreme zone entrances, movie tickets, turtle caps & tours through the Green Phenix facility at Sambil.
* More prizes will be announced on our social media channels shortly
Together we can make a change!
Made in Curaçao.
Green Phenix is a social enterprise, that focuses on local employment and production.
The plastic that we use in our products comes from local plastic waste. We collect plastic from hotels, cafes and restaurants, companies, as well as have it delivered to us by people and schools.
Once Green Phenix is firmly established in Curaçao, we will bring our concept to other islands. Our aim is to stop plastic pollution by creating a circular economy in the Caribbean.
We provide machines and education, to enable each community to tackle plastic pollution on their own.
We create various products out of recycled PET, HDPE & PP plastic waste.
Do you have an idea of a products you would like to have 3D printed or molded? Contact us and we can work together on your custom order.
We collaborate with Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao (STCC) on many projects. We make presentations, educate children about plastic and recycling and organize clean-ups.
Part of our profits are donated to STCC.
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Volunteering with Green Phenix
Would you like to join us for beach clean-ups? Are you a recycling-junkie like us who wants to make our seas and lands cleaner? We’re excited to welcome anyone with passion for clean and sustainable world.
Whether you’re in Curaçao, Caribbean or somewhere else, we’re eager to welcome you at Green Phenix, and work together to solve the problem of plastic pollution. We also have opportunities for a long-term volunteering, as well as internship possibilities.
We appreciate every little help we can get and we have lots of interesting activities you could help with. Send us a message and we will contact you.