About Green Phenix

For the better future, we work today.

Our vision

We’re working towards a sustainable region where nothing goes to waste: neither resources nor human potential.

Everything is optimally put in service to benefit both current communities, as well as the future generations.

Our mission

We collect plastic waste and transform it into high quality resources that the local community can use to create products in our innovative recycling maker-space.

This holistic approach to a zero waste economy enables innovative local production, diversifies our economy and helps to reduce plastic waste & pollution.

Core values

We strive to be dedicated, innovative, resilient, grateful, inclusive and focus on sustainable growth.

Our Goals

Circular Economy

Circular Economy illustration by Green Phenix

Creating a plastic-waste free economy by keeping materials in the loop.

In a circular economy, waste is eliminated, resources are circulated and nature is regenerated to help tackle global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss and waste management.

Our focus is on plastic, because it’s a major global issue that disrupts natural ecosystems, threatens animals, and affects human health as microplastics enter our food chain and bodies.

How can we work towards a circular economy in Curaçao?

All products should be designed, manufactured and used in ways that eliminate waste and pollution.

Green Phenix is creating a system that keeps products and materials in the economy at their highest possible value.

We believe circular solutions should be the norm. For that economic incentives and set rules and regulations are essential.

Making the circular economy mainstream requires support from the public and private sectors.

Green Phenix is innovation towards a circular economy in collaboration with public and private sector partners.

Inclusive Economy

Inclusive Economy illustration by Green Phenix

We stimulate the participation of motivated people from all walks of life.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Social and Labor Affairs, Green Phenix offers a Learn and Work program of 1 year. It is available for people that have been long-term unemployed and who want to reintegrate into the working society.

In 2019 this program started with twelve participants and currently there are twenty four participants.

It is a more sustainable society that aims to include all its members no matter what background and so prevent social exclusion.

High unemployment and poverty are a reality for Curaçao. Opportunities are not equal for all. We want to stop rising economic inequity.

Empower individuals by teaching them working skills and sharing knowledge. Find their talents to reach their full potential.

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.

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Wellbeing
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Communities and Cities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Partnerships for the Goals


Recycling Pickup services in Curacao by Green Phenix

Recycling Pick-Up

For businesses, organizations and events

We can pick-up the recyclable plastic from your organization or event. We can arrange a schedule and frequency best suited for you.

Educational Tours about recycling by Green Phenix in Curacao

Educational Tours

For businesses and educational facilities

We organize educational tours to teach adults and children about the importance of recycling and how it can be achieved. Tours for adults and children differ.


Photo of Paviljoen Zeelandia - Green Phenix

Paviljoen Zeelandia


This is our main operational base where all activities of Green Phenix are carried out and the collected plastic is given a second life.

In this location we create and sell products, we give educational tours, as well as organize children’s activities.

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

24 Polarisweg
Willemstad, Curaçao

Green Phenix Team at Paviljoen Zeelandia
William with Gigabot and large 3D printed vase

Green Phenix is supported by Stichting Vrienden van Green Phenix

The Legend of Green Phenix


A Phoenix is a mythical creature that is magically reborn from the ashes. The turtle shaped Green Phenix, much like the related Phenix, rose from plastic debris instead of ashes.

The enormous amount of plastic debris along shorelines and in the ocean is transformed into a social enterprise with a mission to safeguard oceans.

Green Phenix arose from STCC (Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao) and was founded for environmental purposes.

The first illustration of Green Phenix by Sander
The first illustration of Green Phenix by Sander