Plastic waste is collected and with innovative technology transformed into new, long-lasting & meaningful products.
How it started
The idea for Green Phenix came at the end of 2018 and the activities started in 2019 in the backyard of the house that belongs to one of the founders, Sabine Berendse.
The social enterprise won several awards in the 2018 and 2019 innovation awards, and in 2019 it won the International Grassroot conservation award.
Thanks to our supporters and partners, in 2020 Green Phenix expanded. We are now working in two locations. At both of them, we collect plastic.
If you would like to visit us and see our work, find out more information about us or take a look at our products, then visit us at our centre in Sambil.
Plastic and aluminium are collected here. The HDPE and PP plastic is transformed into flakes here, which can then be used in the extruder.
In this location we create and sell products, we give educational tours, as well as organize children’s activities. You will find us right outside of Caracasbaai entrace in Sambil.
Mon – Sat: 8:00 – 17:00
Plastic and aluminium are collected, sorted and cleaned here. The PET plastic is transformed into flakes, which are used for 3D printing.
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 7:00 – 17:00
Wed, Sat & Sun: closed
Turning plastic waste into new products
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.
In addition to recycling PET into new products, we also create 100% recycled PET filaments that can be used for any conventional 3D printer.
HDPE and PP plastic are melted with the extruders and then extruded into any attached mould. Currently, we are making plastic beams and bricks with extruders. Both beams and bricks can be used as building materials.
Our contribution to the sustainable development of Curaçao
By actively working on 15 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Green Phenix is a major driver of sustainable development on Curaçao with the plans to create an interactive maker space focused on recycling plastic waste into meaningful products.
Good Health and Wellbeing
Clean Water and Sanitation
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Sustainable Communities and Cities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Partnerships for the Goals