Water is essential to our daily lives, and no one can live without water. Nevertheless, not all water is safe for drinking or domestic use. There so many companies who purify water and bottle them for drinking. Waiakea is one of the most known water companies. It was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons after he realized that the water that he was using in Hawaii was the best. Waiakea water comes from Mauna Loa, where the volcano filters it. It has a composition of minerals that are necessary for the body. These minerals include magnesium, potassium, sodium, and calcium. This water also gives the mouth a silky and soft feel, therefore, making the consumer want to drink more water.
Among all the companies in the world including the petroleum companies, Waiakea will be the first company to use degradable bottles for packing water. The company is using Timeplast additives in manufacturing their containers which have made the plastic degradable by reducing its lifespan from 1500 years to 15 years. According to Emmons, creating those bottles entails approaching polymers in a different way rather than that for the regular bottles. The company has degraded the bottle from the manufacturing process hence improving the nature’s degrading process.
According to the founder of Waiakea, the cost of Timeplast additive is meager as it is added in the manufacturing process. This, therefore, makes it easy for other beverage bottled company to implement this technology to change the CPG industry globally. Also, these bottles can be recycled along with the regular PET bottles. The best part of the recycling process is that these bottles require less energy because they have low melting point, fewer cross-links as well as low density.
The company has also given back to the community whereby in partnership with Pump Aid, it donated 650 liters of water to the less advantaged communities in Africa. Waiakea’s primary goal is to provide clean and delicious water to people in need all over the world. The company has won many awards due to their handwork and innovation. These include beverage world bevstar ward, food, and beverage innovation award among others. The world of beverage bottles will change to be environmentally friendly if they will embrace this technology