Recently Waiakea Water Company they made a move which will be envied by most if not all of their competitors in the beverage industry. For the first time in history, Waiakea has introduced water bottles which will be 100% degradable. The lifespan of plastics will be reduced from 15,000 to about 15 years. The new water bottles will be made of TimePast which is the first and only patented additive for nano-degradation of plastic. Unlike their competitors who concentrate on making plastic better and stronger, Waiakea focuses on making it weaker and more simplified. The road to achieving plastics that are 100% degradable has not been easy. It took them 5 years and about 1,200 experiments to ensure that their plastics match the qualities of normal plastics. One of the advantages of the new water bottles is that the cost of manufacturing is quite low since the cost of TimePlast additive is negligible.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Company was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons at the age of 22. The company sells high-quality volcanic water that is rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. All these minerals are highly advocated for healthy bones, skin, nails, and hair. The source of Waiakea water, the peak of the active Mauna Loa Volcano, is considered to be one of the most naturally healthy and purest water sources globally. Since its establishment, Waiakea has grown significantly by 4000% and is currently worth about $10 million.
Giving Back to the Community
Waiakea is also involved in projects that aim at giving back to the society. Together with Pump Aid, they have been able to supply 650 liters of clean water to the economically challenged families and communities in Africa. They have also put in place more than 3,200 elephant pumps in the region. As a result, more than 1.35 million people can enjoy clean, safe water and sanitation.
Waiakea has been recognized in many awards. Some of the awards they have managed to scoop include: Best Biz Awards, Good Morning America, Food and Beverage Innovation Award, World Beverage Innovation Award and last but not least Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Award for Best Packaging.