Waiakea; a Hawaiian volcanic water brand, has become the first pure water manufacturer in the world to introduce the degradable plastic bottle. This helps reduce the lifespan of the packaging material by 98 percent and create the technology with the capacity to change the whole Consumer packages goods (CPG) industry globally. The 100 percent recyclable bottle is made of TimePlast; the first and only legally accepted additive for the nano-degradation. This new material reduces the lifespan of plastic to 15 years down from 1,500 years.
Waiakea was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons after realizing the value of the water he was drinking with his family in Hawaii during the summer. Filtered through several feet of the Mauna Loa Volcano, Waiakea water prides itself of its unique mineral content and pH. It is rich in various electrolytes including potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium. The water also has the right amount of silica that lends it a silky and soft mouth-feel. As research has revealed, drinking 10mg of silica per day in water can minimize Alzheimer’s risk by 11 percent. With a pH that range between 7.8 and 8.8, and gives it natural alkalinity, the water comes from a renewable and sustainable source.
Waiakea was the first premium bottled beverages and water in the world to receive a certificate from CarbonNeutral®. The company has worked with Pump Aid; a charity dedicated to community implementation of clean water supply, and to donate clean water to underprivileged communities in the rural parts of Africa. With more than one million people benefiting from these charities, Waiakea and Pump Aid have also set up over 3,200 Elephant Pumps; water pumps developed by Pump Aid following an ancient Chinese design. Waiakea distributes its water to suppliers and countries that are eager to taste it. With every sip of the water, drinkers realize that they are treating themselves to perfectly produced sustainable water.