Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water will be the first bottled water brand to use a fully degradable plastic bottle. The company announced that its new one hundred percent recyclable bottles will be launched sometime this year. The technology behind the new plastic bottles will help the speed up its degrading process to fifteen years, as oppose to regular bottles that could take over a thousand years to fully break down. Waiakea Water is hopeful that many other companies that use plastics will tag along and utilize this nano-degradable plastic technology and help save the environment.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is an American bottled water company that was founded on June 1, 2012 by CEO Ryan Emmons. Ryan Emmons created the Hawaii volcanic water brand after vacationing at his Uncle’s home in Oahu, Hawaii and tasting the naturally filtered water from his well. He wanted to find a way to share this pristine water with everyone in the world and after a few years, Waiakea Water was launched and was the first premium water brand of its kind.
Waiakea Water’s main source comes from the rain and snowmelt that courses through the gorgeous snow-capped peak of Mauna Loa, an active volcano that’s located on the biggest island of Hawaii. The naturally filtered water carries natural alkaline that provides the Waiakea Water pH with high levels ranging from 7 to 8.8. The premium water tastes smooth and is filled with essential nutrients and electrolytes that helps promote energy and other benefits.
After teaming up with the charitable and ethical organization Pump Aid, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was able to donate 650 liters of clean water for every liter sold to many rural regions of Malawi. Pump Aid is well-known for their contributions to the African nation and has installed many wells and ‘Elephant Pumps‘ across every rural part in Africa. As of 2016, Waiakea and Pump Aid had donated over 500 million liters of clean drinking water to Malawi.