Waiakea Water is a volcanic water company from Hawaii. The initiated efforts in 2012 and became the first volcanic Hawaiian water company. There are a number of differences with Waiakea Water versus regular bottled water. Waiakea bottled water has a pH of 8.8, which is an alkaline pH. Waiakea Water has been sourcing their water sustainable from a Kea’au aquifer located in Hawaii. Waiakea Water stated that once they sell a liter of water, they also donate a weeks worth of Pump Aid to those who are in need of assistance. They believe in maintaining and creating clean water for the world’s population, as well as preserving the natural resources available to us.
— Waiākea (@waiakea) November 15, 2018
Waiakea Water has states their water comes from melted snow and rain that forms on the snowcapped peak at the Mauna Loa Mountains. The water is then purified and filtered by porous lava rock. The volcano and mountains are secluded from pollutions and contaminants. The environment is said to create a bio-diverse preserve of natural forest land in order to maintain the eco system in the area of water collection.
Waiakea has made many efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and create sustainably sourced water for the future of our ecosystem. Waiakea announced fully degradable bottles in 2017. They have stated efforts to instate this change will take place within a year. The quality of sustainability is important to Waiakea Water, and fuels more positive ripple efforts in the community. It is important to be conscious of the amount of plastic used on an everyday basis.
Waiakea Water is a partner of TimePlast, which is the only patented additive that makes plastic water bottles nano-degradable. This partnership is strategic and benefits both parties in order to provide sustainably sourced water in degradable bottles. The efforts of both companies need to be aligned in order to create a joint operation of providing quality water in safe and effective degradable packaging. Waiakea’s water bottles are said to degrade 97 times faster compared to regular single-use plastic water bottles.