Waiakea Water cares about the environment and realized a problem with the traditional plastic bottles that regular bottled water companies were using. Traditional styles of plastics were harming the earth. Millions of these harmful bottles have been staining the oceans and other waterways. Studies have shown that a massive eight million tons of these plastics are dumped into the oceans.
The land is also being polluted. Last year in the United States 50 billion plastic water bottles were purchased, but only a small percentage, 23%, were recycled. What does that mean for the landfills? That means that 38 billion plastic water bottles took up space in our landfills. This does not take into account all the other types of plastic that is thrown into the dump too.
Waiakea Water decided to take a stand. They are the first bottled water company to be certified CarbonNeutral. Waiakea bottles are made with 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate, and are BPA free. Because they are made from recycled materials, they use 85% less power to make their bottles. In addition, the process reduces carbon emissions by 90%, in comparison to the manufacturing of regular plastic bottles for water.
Waiakea water is bottled in Hawaii. The source for the water is located in the town of Hilo where there is an aquifer that supplies 1.4 billion gallons. Ryan Emmons is the mastermind creator, who began the company in 2012. (See: charmcitybeverage.com/water/waiakea-hawaiian-volcanic-water)
The water is filtered through thousands of feet volcanic rock from the Mauna Loa volcano. Due to this unique filtration process the water carries electrolytes like sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. There is also a soft feeling from the water due to the nature occurrence of silica. Read This Article for related information on Waiakea.
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Waiakea takes care of the environment by proper packing along with the global outreach program called Pump Aid, which helps communities in rural Africa develop drinking water supplies. Ryan Emmons and Waiakea are making strides in sustainable changes for the world.