Waiakea is becoming the world’s best-bottled water. This company is based out of Hawaii and the water itself is filtered through 14,000 feet of volcano rock. Hawaii’s volcanic water has proven to be filled with more vitamins and nutrients. 8 million tons of plastic is thrown into our oceans, and 38 billion plastic bottles a year are in our landfills. It takes 1,000 years you degrade into the earth. But thankfully, in 2018, Waiakea will begin to use the first degradable plastic bottles. These new bottles can change the environment. The bottle uses 100% recyclable plastics and can degrade into the earth within 15 years.
Waiakea was founded by Ryan Emmons in 2012. He remembered how pure the Hawaiian water was while on vacations with his family. The name Waiakea comes from ‘Wai Akea’ which means broad waters. They also have a partnership with PumpAid, a charity who brings clean water to needy countries. Waiakea donates 650 liters, for every 1 liter you buy, to communities in Africa. Over 500 million liters have been donated.
The volcanic water benefits include, but not limited to a magnesium, calcium, and the perfect amount of silica. Drinking 10mg of silica can reduce the chances of Alzheimer’s by 11%. It can also help with other health issues. The company would like to do more research and give more feedback on all the health benefits the water can provide. Waiakea water is proving to be amazing.
Waiakea water has 8.8 Ph levels and BPA free and rich in minerals and electrolytes. The packaging is made of high grade, 100 percent plastic. The process of the packing being made also reduces carbon emissions by more than 90%. The company has many awards, such as Food and Beverages Innovation Award from the National Restaurant Association. They have been featured in magazines like Forbes, People, and Good Morning America. Waiakea can be found at Whole Foods, Central Markets, and Albertson.