Our oceans are dumped with more than 8 million tons of plastic each year. Sadly, it was found out that five heavily populated countries located in Eastern Asia were the main culprits, dumping roughly sixty percent of the plastics found in our ocean. In 2016, it was reported that over fifty billion plastic bottles were used and only 23 percent of it were recycled. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is an American bottled water company that’s combating this problem and swinging its focus on becoming a hundred percent eco-friendly and sustainable. Waiakea announced that they are now using a brand new bottle technology that is made with fully nano-degradable plastic. It takes over a thousand years for normal plastics to fully degrade on its own, Waiakea’s new plastic bottle will take only 15 years! This is a huge step that will impact the environment in a very positive way. Waiakea hopes many other companies will take action and manufacture their plastic items with this truly impressive technology as soon as possible.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is a premium bottled water company that proudly promotes sustainability, healthy living and ethical practices. The Hawaii volcanic water source comes from the active snow-capped Mauna Loa volcano. The co-founder and CEO of Waiakea, Ryan Emmons, launched the company in 2012. It has become one of the fastest growing beverage companies in the U.S. It sold in 900 stores in 14 states after its launch, surpassing 200 percent in growth by the year.
The company have partnered with the charitable organization Pump Aid and have consistently helped provide clean drinking water to the drought-prone and unsafe drinking areas in Malawi, Africa. For every liter of Waiakea Water sold, they will donate a weeks worth of clean water supply to Malawi. The partnership have allowed them to build sufficient wells and other safe water sources.
Waiakea Water pH level is above standard mainly due to its remarkable natural filtration process through thousands of feet of porous volcanic rock that is rich in alkaline, magnesium, sodium, silica and many other minerals. The volcanic water benefits an active lifestyle with its naturally electrolyte-rich drink.