Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is the pioneer water company to adopt healthy, ethical and sustainable water distribution. Founded in June 2012, the Waiakea Company has been promoting clean, delicious, Hawaiian volcanic water. Regarded as one of the fastest growing companies in America, Waiakea has multiple distribution stores in most states.
From next year, the award-winning company is planning to begin packaging water in fully degradable bottles. The 100% recyclable bottle will be made of TimePlast material and will reduce the plastic lifespan to around 15 years. TimePlast is the only additive that is patented and utilized for nano-degradation.
According to Waiakea founder and CEO, Ryan Emmons, unlike before the scientists are now focused on making the bottle weaker instead of stronger. Also, from the manufacturing process, they have concentrated on chemically degrading the container. By turning the polymer into carbon-based wax, the degradation process will now be done by nature. The TimePlast additive added to the plastic during the manufacturing process substitutes the conventional chemical bonds with links that are less complicated. The final result is a weakened nano-degraded plastic with a shorter life.
According to Ryan Emmons, the success didn’t come easy. Over a thousand experiments were done within five years to replicate a regular bottle. Also, there was the challenge of obtaining the approval by the United State Patent and Trademark Office for the patent. Emmons stated that the quality of RPET used in making the bottle more costly. However, the cost TimePlast additive is negligible and will be absorbed with other expenses.
The breakthrough by the Waiakea Company rubber stamps it as one of the most eco-friendly and socially conscious companies in the U.S. With water naturally enriched with minerals and electrolytes, Waiakea Company is also privileged to have water that has pH of 8.8. The CarbonNeutral certified company through the Pump Aid has a mission to donate clean water to disadvantaged communities in Africa.
Due to their innovation and contribution to the community, Waiakea has been featured by renowned publications like Forbes, Fortune, and Environmental leader among others. Furthermore, they have been recognized and won various awards. Some of these awards include Food and Beverage Innovation Award and Beverage World BevSta Awards among others.
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.