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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.