Waiakea Water is a bottled water company founded in 2012. The company’s water is Hawaiian Volcanic Water, and it is the first of its kind. It has electrolytes and minerals within it that have been naturally enriched. It also has an alkaline of 8.8 pH which is also natural, and hasn’t been altered. The company is also very proud of the fact that for every liter worth of bottles sold, they donate a weeks worth of water to those who need it. They have received a number of awards and have also been featured in popular magazines such as Forbes and on shows like Good Morning America.
Recently, the Waiakea Water company has made yet another outstanding accomplishment. They have announced the release of a fully degradable water bottle. Normally, water bottles have been labeled as bad from the environment, taking thousands of years to degrade completely. The Waiakea Water bottle will only take around 15 years to degrade. Additionally, the Waiakea Water bottle company will become the first to make bottles that are completely made from recycled plastic. By substituting the traditional, stronger bonds found in traditional plastic with a weaker bond, the company has created a bottle that will degrade much faster than before. It took the company over five years and reportedly 1,200 trials to finally come to the findings. People within the company expressed their hopes in that this will become adopted by many other companies, thus further reducing the harmful affects of throwing away plastic bottles. The company has made great strides in the recent years, which earned them the accomplishment of “Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies in America”. The company has done their job in creating a difference. Their healthy, ethical water bottles will shape the way that many water bottle companies in the upcoming future make their products.