There are so many products out there and bottled water is no different. There are big name brands that you probably have seen on the shelves forever. There also are brands you may of never heard of. According to Forbes, one of the newer bottled waters on the market is none other than Waiakea Water. This is no ordinary drinking water, it’s filtered through a volcano!
Founder Ryan Emmons wanted to create a business that was socially conscious and environmentally friendly, so he launched Waiakea Water in 2012. He was only 22 at the time. There are a lot of bottled waters that are just filtered city water posing as spring water. Also the waste and pollution accumulated from making the bottles can be incredible wasteful and expensive. Waiakea water is bottled at the source.
The water is gathered from snowfall and rain from the active Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. This delicious and refreshing water is rich in minerals that include: potassium, calcium, and magnesium. It is good for nails, skin, and hair. It is also alkaline and electrolyte rich which helps fight osteoporosis and reduce the symptoms of acid reflux.
The water bottles are made of 100% recycled bottles and it take far less energy to produce them, about 85% less. The source it’s bottled from replenishes in just 30 days, so it is not being depleted. You can take pride in knowing that the Waiakea springs water you purchased is better for the environment. Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.aquagrade.com/bottle/waiakea-hawaiian-volcanic-water/
To top of the cherry, Waiakea Water gives back to humanity. Every bottle of water purchased 650ML of clean water is given to communities that lack clean drinking water. They have already given 500 million liters of water to disadvantaged communities in Africa.
Now that’s progress to be proud of! The company is planning on expanding to four new countries in two new continents. May they be an inspiration for other entrepreneurs and business people to follow suit. Make a quality product that doesn’t hurt the earth and gives back to the community.