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Waiakea Water to Implement a New Water Bottle Technology

Waiakea water is a premium bottled water company that sells Hawaiian volcanic water. The focus of Waiakea is not just on offering healthy water but also being both environmentally and socially responsible. They recently announced a breakthrough in plastic technology which means that their bottles will break down far faster than conventional bottles do. The bottles, which are also made of 100% recycled plastic, uses an additive called TimePlast which helps the bottles completely breaks down in just roughly 15 years versus conventional bottles which can take up to 1,500 years to do so.

Waiakea is one of the founding companies that are backing TimePlast. According to Waiakea’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ryan Emmons, conventional bottles do eventually break down into a carbon-based wax but it takes far too many years to do so. The new Waiakea bottles don’t look any different than conventional bottles and will perform the same. As TimePlast is very inexpensive to add to the plastic of bottles Emmons is hoping that others in the bottled water industry soon also jump on board.

The Waiakea brand of water was launched in 2012. Since that time it has become a very popular brand of premium volcanic water and can be found online as well as grocery stores across the nation. This brand is a very healthy water that comes from water that has filtered through Mauna Loa Volcano. It is rich in many minerals as a result such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, silica, and sodium. As its pH value is between 7.8 and 8.8, Waikea water is also naturally alkaline.

In addition to being healthy and environmentally responsible, Waiakea is also a company with a focus on being socially responsible. One of the main ways they do this is through their partnership with Pump Aid. A portion of Waiakea’s profits goes to buying water pumps that are put in place in villages in rural Africa. These pumps, called Elephant Pumps, allows the villagers to have access to clean and safe water that can be used for drinking, bathing, and other common purposes.

Waiakea Water makes #414 on the Inc. 5000 list

Every year Annually Inc. Magazine puts out a list called the Inc. 5000, and even more exclusive Inc. 500. They study thousands of the nation’s top leading companies over a three year period to see who has the biggest revenue growth rate. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water now ranks number 414 on the list, which makes them automatically on the even more exclusive 500 list. To illustrate this bottled water’s success they grew over 1,059 percent in a three year period.

Ryan Emmons, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Waiakea, is incredibly proud of his company’s successes, particularly this one. It has been a dream for Waiakea since day one, the thriving entrepreneur said. They look forward as a company to many more achievements and innovations to come. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water joins many other well known companies including Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland, Zappos, Under Armour, and Patagonia on the Inc. 500 list. Waiakea will be honored at the 2017 Inc. 5000 Conference in October in California.

At only 22 years of age, Ryan Emmons founded Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, hailing from the pristine volcano Mauna Loa in Hawaii. Snowmelt and rainfall filters through 14,000 feet of volcanic rock to deliver one of the most delicious and pure water the world has to offer.

Waiakea uses sustainable methods, is eco-friendly, and is socially conscious. On top of that, it is some of the healthiest and purest water in the world. Waiakea is loaded with minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium which are good for your hair, nails, skin, and bones. It is completely alkaline and electrolyte rich. It can help ease symptoms of osteoporosis and fight osteoporosis. It even reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Now that is super healthy!

On the socially conscious aspect of Waiakea, they help keep people in need hydrated where they do not have clean water. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water partnered with Pump Aid to help get clean drinking water to disadvantaged rural communities in Africa. For every liter of Waiakea sold, they donate 650 ml of clean drinking water to these communities. So far, they have supplied over 1.35 people with water.