Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was founded by a 22-year old college freshman in 2015 who had a unique concept of bottled water. With hundreds of different brands of bottled water already on the shelves, Ryan Emmons pushed the envelope a little further and obtained a 99-year lease on a volcanic spring in Hawaii and adopted the millennial slogan “drink healthy, drink sustainably, and drink ethically” for the company.
Because Emmons carries high standards into every facet of Waiakea Water, in less than five years Waiakea has become one of the top bottled water manufacturers on the globe. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water has proven to be a superior natural, mineral-infused volcanic water that tastes clean and delicious, so now Emmons is focusing on protecting the environment. Beginning in January 2018, Waiakea will release completely degradable plastic bottles!
Waiakea has always been certified Carbon Neutral because they use low-emission vehicles to deliver the products. For several years, the scientists behind Waiakea have been working on a fully-degradable bottle using recycled plastic for more sustainability.
The degradable plastic bottle they release in January 2018 will not leave a carbon footprint like their competitor’s, which take 1,000 years to break down. In the meantime, overflowing landfills and creating miles of plastic floating in the North Pacific because the planet is only so big. The new Waiakea bottle will disintegrate in 15 years, and manufacturers everywhere are interested in this new design.
The whole world is watching as Waiakea introduces these innovative biodegradable bottles that will be created from 100 percent recyclable plastic. This new plastic bottle is a game-changer, and let me remind you that Ryan Emmons, who is transforming the bottled water industry, is under 30 years of age!
Emmons mission statement also included donating three percent of Waiakea’s profits into local community programs and nonprofit organizations, since the business was founded. He also contributes clean water to underprivileged communities in Malawi, Africa for every liter of water sold. Waiakea is not only a high-quality water but a conscientious business leading the world.