When Waiakea, Inc. developed their uniquely purified volcanic water, little did the world realize the positive impact this company was going to have in such a short time. Despite Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water winning awards for taste, the company is obsessed with helping those less privileged to be able to enjoy the most basic of human resources. To that end, in an effort to reduce the overall carbon footprint the company is leaving and show the rest of an industry how to follow suit, Waiakea Water is about to release the very first fully-degradable and 100% recyclable plastic water bottle.
Developing a fully-degradable water bottle is yet another huge leap Waiakea Water will make towards total sustainability.
The Need for a Better Water Bottle
Waiakea Water has been in the business of selling great tasting volcanic water since 2012, and in that time they have achieved what many other companies could not in a lifetime. Instead of kicking back after all those awards, the company is constantly looking for ways to give back to those less fortunate and to improve upon their success. The CEO of Waiakea Water, Ryan Emmons, says the need for a better plastic bottle is long overdue. The landfills and oceans of the world are filling up with these plastic bottles that will not be degrading for at least another 1,000 years. At this rate, future generations will have little resources to thrive unless something is done today. Waiakea Water has taken the initiative and feel obligated to developing a water bottle that will help preserve the natural resources of the planet today and for those generations long in the future.
Making a Change With a Positive Impact
In order to develop a better plastic water bottle, Waiakea Water needed to partner with TimePlast, resulting in the creation of an additive for nano-degradation of plastic unlike the world has ever seen. Once the new plastic bottles are introduced, Waiakea’s water bottles are going to be able to degrade 97% quicker than a traditional plastic bottle. These water bottles will still be fully recyclable, resulting in the company having been able to achieve sustainable waste management in under five years time. Ordinary plastic water bottles are going to still be around in 1,500 years, but the water bottles crafted by Waiakea Water will be degrading in only 15 short years. Waiakea Water has been able to reduce their own ecological footprint, and hopefully the rest of the plastic industry follows their lead and takes advantage of this incredible new bottling process.
The Sign of a True Industry Leader
The success that Waiakea Water has seen in only five years is something many water companies will not see in all their years in business. That success comes with responsibility to the community, and although Waiakea Water has been helping less fortunate local Hawaiians for years, they are now expanding their efforts to help those around the world who are unable to have access to clean water on a daily basis. In one terrifying statistic, in 2014, there were over 650 million people on the planet that did not have access to clean water. Those numbers equate to twice the population of the United States, something the team at Waiakea Water could not ignore with a clean conscious. Efforts began from day one to donate clean water to those less fortunate for every bottle of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water purchased.
How Waiakea Water is Making a Positive Impact
Each time one bottle of Waiakea Water is purchased, the company donates a full weeks worth of clean water to those in Africa and around the globe that are in need of the most basic of all resources. Working in partnership with PumpAid, Waiakea Water sends employees to these countries that are desperate for clean water and helps them install well pumps and educates them on water conservation. This is something Waiakea Water took upon themselves as part of a moral obligation they feel they owe the world for the success of their brand. Emmons says, when a child dies every 20 seconds around the world from water-related illnesses, it is time for someone to step up and make a difference.
Preserving the Resources for Future Generations
By creating a water bottle that will degrade in only 15 years, Waiakea Water has also found a way to help preserve the resources of the planet today and moving forward. While employees of the company are traveling around the world to provide fresh clean water to those in need, the development of a fully-degradable water reduce the carbon footprint of the company and make use of less natural resources. As the bottles breakdown faster, less efforts will be needed at the landfills around the world. With the help of TimePlast, the company plans to reduce plastic’s carbon footprint by over 65 percent.
Getting an Entire Industry to Take Notice
Instead of the plastic bottle industry conducting business as usual without any concern of their enormous negative ecological footprint, Waiakea Water hopes that the development and release of their new fully-degradable water bottle will inspire an entire industry to reconsider how they do business. Emmons hopes within a few years there is mass adoption of this revolutionary technology, especially considering its commercial advantage. To break it down in simpler terms, only one pound of the plastic additive has the potential to alter one thousand pounds of plastic. This extremely low-cost application can easily be absorbed by any bottling company. Waiakea Water believes the technology has the potential to change the industry worldwide.
This announcement by Waiakea Water about the new water bottles comes soon after the company has already been recognized as one of America’s fastest growing companies, Their premium naturally alkaline bottled water brand has also received numerous awards for taste. The release of the world’s first fully-degradable and recyclable plastic bottle will hopefully inspire an industry to do the same.
Although Waiakea Water has access to the most sustainable fresh water resources on the planet, the company feels the development of the new fully-degradable water bottle is something every responsible bottling company around the world can make use to concern the limited resources of the planet.