Waiakea water Hawaiian Volcanic Water company recently announced that it will be the first company in the world to bottle their water in completely degradable and 100% recyclable plastic bottles. As a founding partner of TimePlast, they have discovered a way to make a bottle that degrades much faster than all other plastic bottles. The bottles will function and look similar to any other plastic bottle, but they will contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of plastic by as much as 65%.
After experimenting for 5 years the secret to making this kind of plastic was discovered by TimePlast. The company is excited to release their product through the Waiakea brand and the president of TimePlast, Manuel Rendon, has talked about how it has been a pleasure to work with Waiakea water company. The hope is that many other companies will begin to adopt the same kind of plastic technology so the world will be a cleaner and better place.
Waiakea water was created in 2012 and is a Hawaiian water company that offers up water that comes from a pristine and sustainable source. The founder of Waiakea, Ryan Emmons, realized after spending summers and winters in Hawaii as a youngster that the water there was a unique and healthy gift that he could provide to the rest of the world. The source of the water that Waiakea bottles up comes from the Mauna Loa volcano, which filters the water and adds important minerals to it.
Waiakea water company also donates to a spread of different charitable organizations to help make the world a better place. The company donates 650 liters of pure water for those who need it for every liter of water they sell. The company does this through its partner Pump Aid, and has offered people in need hundreds of millions of gallons of water to this day.
Ryan Emmons, from the start, knew that Waiakea would stay true to his vision of sustainability and taking care of the earth. This is in line with the Hawaiian idea of “Malama i ka ‘Aina,” which literally means caring for the land. All of the company’s activities and means to produce profit are done so with this tenant in mind.