Bottle water comes in bottles. This is rather obvious; the unfortunate thing is that these bottles are made of plastic. Plastic does not degrade quickly, it lingers on forever. Since the world is filled with people who do not recycle, and often through used bottles into the ocean, bottled water is becoming a problem for the environment. Since bottle water companies are the indirect cause, they have to address it. They do this by giving back, lessening their carbon footprint, and endeavoring to make the environment better. This is a selling point for bottled water. One of three, the other two being location and health benefits. Waiakea water is taking this selling point to a new height, and they are doing it to actually benefit the environment.
Waiakea Water is from Hawaii. It is volcanic water that runs through the natural filtration of volcanic rock. It is very healthy, containing minerals and a 8.8 pH balance. It is naturally occurring alkaline water. Founded by Ryan Emmons in 2012, the company is all about sustainability. Its factory runs off sustainable energy, the aquifer that sources it water renews at a rate of 1.4 billion gallons, and the packaging is about to become even more sustainable.
Waiakea Water is working to produce a new plastic bottle that degrades at a faster rate than all the others. Fifteen years. This means that Waiakea bottles can completely biodegrade several times within the lifespan of a human being. Most bottled water will degrade by the time your grandchildren are grandparents, but Waiakea is trying to change all that. The impact of this could be extensive, ridding the world of cluttered plastic at a faster rate allowing cleaner oceans, less cluttered landfills, and a happier environment. Waiakea also involves itself in reforestation and energy reduction. It is dedicated to not just lessening its footprint but making the world a better place to live in.