Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is one of the bottled waters conservation conscious consumers don’t have to stop buying. Other plastic bottles are contributing to the waste problem. Most plastic bottles don’t biodegrade for 1,000 years. Now, Waiakea water is sold in an eco-conscious bottle. Waiakea’s bottle biodegrades in fifteen years.
Ryan Emmons realized the potential for the water he enjoyed every family vacation in Hawaii. He had been drinking volcanic water, which was naturally healthy, sustainable and pure. He thoroughly enjoyed it. He realized others would also enjoy the water, so he had to start Waiakea Water, Inc.
Waiakea water is harvested from a naturally sustainable source; rain water and snow melt from atop the Mauna Loa Volcano. It rises 33,000 feet above the sea floor. As the water flows down Mauna Loa’s slopes it is filtered through 14,000 feet of porous lava rock where it picks up essential elements that make it 7.6-8.2 alkaline and filled with the electrolytes and the minerals, calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium. This naturally clean water is preserved because of its isolation from industrial influences. No modern factories are within 2400 miles of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was established in 2012. It initially chose to stand out from its competition by its unique origins, but now it’s adding one more very important detail. Almost every bottled water company could tour a land fill or even search the seas all across the globe and find their plastic bottles contributing to waste pollution. Of the 50 billion bottles that were in use last year, 38 billion ended up in our landfills and creating litter around the world. Eight million tons were dumped in our oceans namely because of the residents of Asian countries.
None of this pollution is good for the environment. Waiakea has an answer that will hopefully be adopted by other bottled water companies. Instead, of using a plastic bottle that requires 1000 years to biodegrade, Waiakea is using a bottle made with a revolutionary plastic, the first fully degradable plastic bottle that is also recyclable. No longer, should you struggle when choosing bottled water. Choose the one that’s clean, tastes great, full of nutrients and positive elements and bottled in a plastic that eventually degrades leaving no footprint.