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Waiakea Water and Their Volcanic Efforts

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.

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.


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100% Degradable Bottle of Waiakea Water

Ryan Emmons saw a big opportunity to enter into the bottled water industry, which was formerly dominated by companies run by men over 50 years old. He noticed a niche to be filled, and did so with amazing results.

Emmons started the company in the competitive beverage market in 2012. The company grew annually at 170%, sales rates increasing from around 2,300 cases of water to over 122,00 cases. This amazing growth in in the beverage industry was created by those who saw the innovation in the product, such as accounts, local distributors, and nation level companies such as Whole Foods.

The interest in Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Bottled Water stems from the trifecta approach to selling water. Emmons has founded a company that addresses three major components of socially conscious concerns. Emmons created a product that is a sustainable product,unique health benefits, and innovative, environmentally friendly packaging.

What makes the packaging innovative is the fact that Emmons’ company has made a 100% degradable bottle. That may not seem so special with the plethora of degradable products and packaging now available. However, with the approach of Emmons’ company, the bottle now breaks down withing 15 years, instead of 1,500 years.

This breakthrough was possible when the focus of research about plastic polymers changed. By studying how the polymers could become weaker, instead of stronger, Emmons’ team found a whole new approach to bottle manufacturing. Instead of making a degradable plastic bottle, the polymers are changed into a wax. And wax is 100% degradable over a much smaller amount of time.

Waiakea Hawaiian Bottled water comes from the Mauna Loa volcano. It is surrounded by 10 million square miles of ocean. The Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water comes from the snow melt and rain from the snow caps on the peaks of the volcano. It is touted as one of the purest resources on earth.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic water has unique benefits due to its pure resource. Coupled with the fact that the bottles are the cutting edge of environmentally friendly packaging, it is no wonder Ryan Emmons’ product has been unconventionally successful.