Though the bottled water industry is quite young compared to others, it has picked up the past and developed into a multi-million industry. As a consumer, it’s quite hard to choose which water “tastes better”, since they’re more than ten different companies fighting to quench your thirst. This has caused the packaging companies to find other alternatives and names to back up their water, like spring water, filtered water fresh water and other types of waters. It’s hard to believe that this commodity, that was previously free and very available is making people billions of dollars across the globe with a majority of the consumers of in first world countries like Italy. Though lucrative, the water business is also one of the biggest contributors of ocean pollution, due to its extensive use of plastic for packaging. Out of the billions of bottles sold, in this industry, only about 20% gets recycled. This should be alarming to both the consumers and the producers of bottled water since most of this bottles have around fifteen hundred years before they naturally degrade.
This factors, plus more, bring us to Waiakea Water, that has not only raised the bars extremely high by the methods it uses to filter its waters but also through what they use as packaging material. Waiakea Water is based and was founded in Hawaii in 2012 by Ryan Emmons. The company’s water easily stands out because of how it filters its water. The water is passed through 14000 feet of volcanic rocks before being bottled, earning its name Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water. This is on another league compared to what is currently in the market and very creative of the 27 years old Santa Barbara native.
Waiakea Water and the environment.
Another factor that makes this water sell is the fact that they have made their bottles a little bit of environmentally friendly. Waiakea Water started producing and using degradable water bottles by using TimePlast during the manufacturing process. These bottles degrade by themselves over a span 15 years, 1% of the time the other water bottles take to degrade.
Waiakea Water has partnered with other institutions, like Pump Aid, in an effort to provide water for communities that lack.