The bottled water industry is a $100 billion industry around the world. Unfiltered tap water from your kitchen faucet can contain chemicals, hormones, toxic metal salts and pesticides. It is difficult to wade through the hundreds of bottled water companies on the market today. Many companies claim their water is oxygenated, or enhanced with vitamins to help them stand out from the crowd. Drinking fresh water on a daily basis is important to help cleanse the body and remove toxins.
Waiakea Water is a bottled water company based out of Hawaii. Hawaii is known for having some of the freshest food and water sources in the world. Waiakea Water is a young company, established in 2012. They sell volcanic water that is filtered through volcanic rock that travels through the Mauna Loa volcano.
Waiakea Water is also doing their part for the environment. Every year, over eight million tons of plastic water bottles are polluting our oceans. Over 50 billion plastic water bottles were sold in the United States. Only 25 percent of those bottles were recycled. Waiakea Water is one of the few businesses that is certified carbon neutral. To help reduce their carbon footprint, they use low-emission trucks to transport their products.
They also donate over 3 percent of their profits to local nonprofit organizations. This year, they created the first ever fully degradable bottle. Every bottle they produce will be done by using 100 percent recyclable plastic. A regular plastic bottle can take over 1,000 years to degrade, while a Waiakea Water bottle will only take 15 years.
Waiakea Water has become so successful and was named one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies in America. They are the first of its kind with a mission to provide delicious and healthy water without harming the environment. Waiakea Water is determined to inspire other water bottle companies to follow suit by using 100 percent biodegradable bottles.