The 3rd version of #maketheturtlesmile is active from February 14th until May 14th. #Maketheturtlesmile is an awareness and activation campaign organized by Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao and Green Phenix. The intention is to involve the community in the prevention and reduction of pollution.

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Our goal’s for the campaign

The first 2 campaigns were mainly focused on education and the collection of plastic and aluminium. With the 2 previous versions of the campaign, 60 000 bottles and cans of pollution have been collected. This year, the goal is to collect 40,000 bottles/cans in the 3-month campaign. To motivate children to do this, free presentations will be given at schools. The presentations will show the beauty of Curaçao’s nature and the threat that plastic pollution poses.

Litterati Clean Up challenge

In addition to the collection of bottles and cans, this year’s campaign has an extra dimension. New is the Litterati Clean Up challenge. With this, we challenge everyone to help make Curaçao cleaner by cleaning up litter and photographing it via the Litterati app. The goal is to clear up at least 50,000 litter items in order to map the nature and distribution of litter on Curaçao.

The #maketheturtlesmile campaign aims to mobilize as many people as possible to work for a cleaner Curaçao.


For every 25 bottles or cans that are handed in at Green Phenix, the participants will receive a stamp. Each stamp has a value and participants can choose their favourite prize. A number of nice prizes have also been made available for the top contributors of the Litterati Clean Up challenge.

Where to bring the bottles

You can bring your bottles directly to us. Please note: Green Phenix is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. More information on our location and opening times you can find on our contacts page.

Every last Saturday of the month there is a possibility to hand in bottles and cans at Sambil, just inside the Carrefour entrance. On these days, there are day prizes for the person that collected the most litter using the Litterati app.

For any questions, please reach out to us via email, WhatsApp or social media. You can find our contacts here.

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