Green Phenix is a social enterprise that is creating a circular inclusive economy in the Caribbean.

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.

Green Phenix team in 2019
Green Phenix team in 2019

Current locations

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.

Green Phenix recycling at Sambil
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.

Open:
Mon – Sat: 8:00 – 17:00
Sun: closed

Green Phenix recycling at Zeelandia
Paviljoen Zeelandia

Plastic and aluminium are collected, sorted and cleaned here. The PET plastic is transformed into flakes, which are used for 3D printing.

Open:
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 7:00 – 17:00
Wed, Sat & Sun: closed

Bring us your plastic here.

Turning plastic waste into new products

PET recycling on Curacao

3D Printing

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.

PET recycling process
PET recycling process
HDPE and PP recycling on Curacao

Extrusion

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.

HDPE and PP recycling process
HDPE and PP recycling process

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.

No Poverty SDG Curacao

No Poverty

Zero Hunger SDG Curacao

Zero Hunger

Good Health and Wellbeing SDG Curacao

Good Health and Wellbeing

Quality Education SDG Curacao

Quality Education

Gender Equality SDG Curacao

Gender Equality

Clean Water and Sanitation SDG Curacao

Clean Water and Sanitation

Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG Curacao

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure SDG Curacao

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Reduced Inequalities SDG Curacao

Reduced Inequalities

Sustainable Communities and Cities SDG Curacao

Sustainable Communities and Cities

Responsible Consumption and Production SDG Curacao

Responsible Consumption and Production

Climate Action SDG Curacao

Climate Action

Life Below Water SDG Curacao

Life Below Water

Life on Land SDG Curacao

Life on Land

Partnerships for the Goals SDG Curacao

Partnerships for the Goals

Become a part of the sustainable revolution on Curaçao by working with us.

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