Waiakea has done a lot of great things when it comes to providing water. They recently announced that the world first 100 percent degradable bottle will be available next year. Its another big step in their companies ambitions and makes sure that they keep their status. In the past they have even won some awards.
Waiakea has a relationship with TimePlast, the first and only patented additive for the nano-degradation of plastic on the planet. Waiakea’s new bottles will degrade 97 percent faster than the average bottle. The bottles are still recyclable, this has started to make sustainable waste management possible.
With most bottles, the plastic will eventually degrade into a carbon-based wax. However, the process takes over a thousand years and our environment will be damaged by then. The TimePlast additives makes sure that the chemical bonds are less complicated. The footprint on the environment is much smaller on the environment.
This process was complicated and lengthy, so the impacts of the products won’t become immediate. It has taken 5 years and over 1,200 scientists to study everything, and make the most ideal chemical compound designed to make less of an impact. Being socially-conscious is an important goal for them.
Waiakea is a Hawaiian brand designed to making water bottles. However their brand has the goal to be more environmentally friendly. The plastic that people litter with hurts the environment for plants and animals. The founder, Ryan Emmons, started the brand 2012, because he felt like the drinking experience was special.
The water source is a volcano near the small town of Hilo and its special. The pH scale ranges from 7.8 to 8.8 which is generally seen as close to neutral. The water has sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, and boasting almost the ideal amount of silica to the water.
The artwork on the packing is very colorful. It really has a focus on the natural enjoyment someone gets from drinking. The label on the bottles is very distinct and even lists the pH. The bottle has a blue tint and is big. The factory uses 33 percent renewable energy.