Our partnership with RESEMBID

To reduce Curaçao's plastic pollution

Thanks to European Union funding, Green Phenix, as part of the RESEMBID project, has been able to catalyze a circular and inclusive economy, safeguarding oceans.

Green Phenix is honored to execute one of the four Curaçao-based projects supported by the RESEMBID Programme.

This support has expanded our operations, enabled collaboration and amplified our impact.

European funding drives our mission and inspires action for a sustainable future.

The Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity Programme – supports 47 projects funded by the European Union that are implemented by Expertise France. Through these projects the programme supports sustainable human development efforts on the 12 Caribbean OCTs, namely: Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, and Saint Barthélemy.


With state-of-the-art technologies and guidance from the EU, we have:

improved waste management

reduced waste and pollution

raised awareness about sustainable practices

Plastic pollution research

With the help of RESEMBID, we commissioned research into Curaçao’s legislations, policies and plans to identify gaps with regard to plastic pollution prevention. 

In collaboration with Els Steenhagen and Denise Vijber, we released a comprehensive gap analysis report highlighting the urgent need for enhanced legislative and policy frameworks to combat the escalating plastic pollution crisis in Curaçao.

Plastic Pollution Prevention in Curaçao Gap Analysis

Full report

You can download the full 100-page report to dive into the details, sources and full analysis of the legislations and policies. The full report describes in-depth all findings and background information relevant for policy changes in Curaçao.

Summary of Plastic Pollution Prevention in Curaçao Gap Analysis

Summary of the report

You can read the 20-page summary version of the report. The summary highlights the most important findings and recommendations covered. This summary does not include detailed analysis, neither the list of sources.

Innovative & creative recycling

A shredding mill was purchased to process larger amounts of plastic waste into plastic flakes.

Plastic waste is used to create reusable colorful bricks.

In addition, two large 3D printers were purchased, that print directly from flakes.

We also created 10 new recycling stations to make it easier for people to recycle.


A base- and endline study was conducted to assess the waste composition in the near shore environment. Litterati was used to register all the litter items collected. In this app all the refuse gets a location tag, a material tag, a function and if possible, a brand.

• 46 people helped with the data collection
• 300+ work hours
• 24K+ litter items collected of which 93% was plastic

A gap-analysis was done regarding the laws and legislation with the goal to support policymakers, and to make the ambition of becoming a plastic waste free island a reality.

An e-learning was developed in which Chloe, Camilo, and Tito guide learners from 12+ years old on an interesting interactive journey to learn about plastic and pollution.

Public Awareness & Engagement

Organized and participated in events.

Provide event recycling bins to make it easier for people to do the right thing.

Practical guides were created for children, tourists and entrepreneurs.

A Children’s Think Tank was drafted. They made a petition to introduce a Deposit Scheme which they presented to the Prime Minister as well as the Minister of Economic Development.

We also shared our mission and inspired change.

Future Aspirations

As we look ahead, Green Phenix is fueled by a steadfast commitment to realizing our vision of a sustainable, circular, and inclusive economy that safeguards our precious oceans.

We are excited to amplify our efforts and set forth on a path of even greater impact and we are hoping to create long-lasting collaborations to do so.

Our future aspirations are a testament to our unwavering dedication to these goals:

Expanding the circular network

Pushing technological boundaries

Ignite Awareness

Empowerment and advocacy

Education for a resilient future

As we embrace these future aspirations, we do so with gratitude for the support that has propelled us to this point.

The support from the European Union through the RESEMBID programme serves as a beacon of hope for a sustainable future—one where innovation, awareness, and education unite to safeguard our oceans and create a better world for generations to come.