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Green Phenix was born out of the desire to make a real impact on the global plastic pollution problem, while benefitting the local communities and wildlife, specifically in the Caribbean region.

If we don’t change anything NOW our oceans will have more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050. Most people don’t realize that only 14% of all the plastic that we use is being recycled. That means 86% is lost and might end up as pollution. This threatens human life, hurts wildlife and habitats and it also is a waste of resources.

 

 

The core of this huge problem is the linear economy where products become “waste” at the end of their lifecycle, overflowing the earth as pollution. Virgin plastic is cheap and therefor it is often chosen over recycled content. Short term that seem profitable, but the price we pay long term is enormous ….  The plastic soup has become one of our biggest challenges and fixing that is going to cost a lot of time, energy and money.

 

 

Green Phenix fights plastic pollution in the Caribbean at its core, by promoting circular systems and products.

Green Phenix does 3 things: retail services for circular products, sustainability assessments and manufacturing of meaningful products

 

 

Our first product, Phenix Bins, colorful recycling bins made from waste plastic, ideal for hotels and offices. They create awareness, reduces waste and make recycling easier by separated waste collection. All of our activities reduces waste and pollution, stimulates recycling and helps companies reach their sustainable development goal.

 

 

Green Phenix will  start of a circular revolution that will go throughout the Caribbean. We need to stop polluting our earth, stop wasting resources and stop wasting time!

It’s time to change, because circular is our only future.

Our story

In 2017 Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao and LIMPI recycling formed a partnership. Volunteers of STCC collect plastic that’s washes ashore on potential nesting beaches. They sort the plastic by color and bring it to LIMPI, who transform the plastic into nice turtle merchandise, which is again sold by STCC. This concept worked really well.

In a little over a year LIMPI produced 11.000 products, for different parties. The total weight of plastic being 240kg. Considering that 35.000kg of sorted plastic is collected each month, the impact is really small. But it proved the concept and Green Phenix aims to connect different initiatives, so that together we can make real impact.

 

Partners

Green Phenix connects organizations that all work for a better future, because we believe the fastest way to achieve impact is to work together.

Waste plastic has value. It is a shame if it ends up in landfills, oceans or emission!

If you agree, maybe we can work together to make more impact and create meaningful change.

Our current partners are:

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