Plastic waste and pollution is a challenging issue on the beautiful island of Curacao, with more plastic currently being imported than is being sustainably managed.
An overburdened landfill site also contains waste - including plastic - and is expected to reach capacity by 2025.
The TUI Care Foundation, together with Green Phenix and additional local partners including Mambo Beach, is supporting Curaçao on its journey to plastic circularity. We aim to increase plastic recycling, support green jobs and create unique experiences for tourists and locals to take action to reduce waste.
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.
The project forms part of the TUI Care Foundation’s Destination Zero Plastic Programme, which addresses plastic pollution, to protect local livelihoods and ecosystems, particularly at island destinations. The TUI Care Foundation is a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastic Initiative.