Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is replacing its original plastic bottles and opting for a hundred percent fully degradable and environmentally friendly one instead. Waiakea Water will be the first brand in the world to use these new tech-savvy plastic bottles. It is made up of an advanced additive that allows the plastic to completely break down in the environment in just 15 years if left alone. A regular plastic bottle would take over a thousand years. The bottled water brand hopes that other brands will follow suit and start manufacturing their products with this groundbreaking plastic as soon as possible.
Waiakea Water is an American premium bottled water company that uniquely manufactures naturally filtered volcanic water. The brand’s main water source is filtered through 13,678 feet of porous volcanic rock from Hawaii’s majestic Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano. Waiakea Hawaii volcanic water naturally contains potassium, magnesium, sodium and other beneficial electrolytes. The company uses one of the most natural alkaline-rich waters in the world. Using zero artificial alkaline or ionizers during its manufacturing process, the Waiakea water pH level remains high at 7.6 and above.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was founded by entrepreneur Ryan Emmons in 2012. CEO Emmons is committed towards keeping his brand sustainable as possible while reducing its impact on the environment. Waiakea Water has received numerous awards and recognition for its unique product and ethical contributions. In 2015, the company were honored with a Best in Biz award for being a socially responsible company in North America. Waiakea were honored with two special Hermes Creative Awards for its innovative packaging, overall design and social responsibility.
Waiakea Water has delivered well over a billion liters of pristine water to the water-scarce areas in rural Malawi, Africa, since its inception. This was all due to its partnership with Pump Aid, an international non-profit organization based in London, United Kingdom. Waiakea has stayed true to its mission and donates a week’s worth of clean drinking water for ever liter sold.