The Environmental Sustainability Projects of Waiakea Water

Bottled water has become one of the most popular bottled products in the beverage industry. In as much water is a necessity, consumers have started boycotting bottled water because of the implications which plastic poses to the environment. Most enterprises that package water have been accused of ripping off their clients by filtering city water and selling it at exorbitant prices. There is a company that is taking the water bottling industry by storm called Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water. The firm has resorted to eco-conscious packaging that ensures the environment doesn’t suffer from non-degradable plastic bottles. Waiakea’s water is bottled at the source giving it a natural taste and a touch of purity.

The owner of Waiakea Water narrates how he came up with the idea of building one of the most distinguished water bottling companies. Ryan Emmons decided to establish Waiakea Water so that he could afford other people the chance to taste pure and healthy water from hills of Hawaii. When he was growing up, Ryan Emmons together with his family got the chance of accessing the naturally available water from the rocks of Hawaii.

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Waiakea water is harvested from a virgin source that is located to the Southwest of Hilo, Hawaii. The water undergoes earth’s natural purification process that fortifies it with minerals and gives it an alkaline PH. The water is full of vital minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium.


The whole process of production of Waiakea Water is eco-friendly. First, the water is harvested from a 1.4 billion gallon aquifer in Hawaii. The bottling at source process utilizes readily available renewable energy. The water is then packaged in plastic bottles that can degrade over a period of 15 years. The process of manufacturing weaker plastic requires less energy than the one required to make traditional plastic.
Waiakea water is also committed to the welfare of communities across the globe. The company is in active partnerships with various organizations such as the Pump Aid. Pump Aid is an organization that is helping millions of people in Africa to access clean drinking water.