What does it mean to drink water? Is it simply an issue of hydration or can water be more? One Hawaiian company thinks that water can by more. Let’s take a look at Waiakea, a water company that is changing the way water is consumed and thought about.
Waiakea is the brainchild of CEO Ryan Emmons. Ryan, a graduate with a B.S. In Business, found something incredible when taking a look at his families property in Hawaii. Ryan’s family lived near Mauna Loa (the largest mountain in the world) and the fresh water that runs along the volcanic rock in the valleys of the Mauna Loa mountain has some interesting properties. Ryan discovered that this Hawaii volcanic water had a pH of 8.8, which makes it an extremely alkaline water. All Waiakea water pH is a staggering 8.8. Having this pH helps with various things such as diseases and acid reflux. But that wasn’t all the Ryan found in the water; Ryan discovered that the volcanic water contained silica. Silica helps combat age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s.
When Ryan started Waiakea he wanted to do more than make a simple water company. Ryan wanted to help change the world. Waiakea doesn’t only have some of the healthiest water on the planet, they have some of the greenest and most charitable water on the planet. All Waiakea water bottles are made out of BPA free plastic that is 100 percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate. This unique combination makes Waiakea volcanic water the first CarbonNeutral bottle company. Beyond this, there unique bottling process consumes 80 percent less energy than standard plastic bottle production. Also, the Waiakea factory uses 33 percent renewable energy.
Charity is another thing that Waiakea water is doing differently. Via a partnership with Pump Aid, Waiakea has helped donate over 500 million liters of fresh water to at-risk communities in Africa. The company boasts that for every single liter of Waiakea water sold, 650 liters of fresh water are donated. This is a staggering number.
Waiakea is showing the world that water can be more than just hydration. Water can save lives, help the community, and reduce carbon emissions. Water is powerful. Of course, we all need water to live, but we can also use water to save. With CarbonNeutral packaging and over 500 million liters of water donated, Waiakea is living up to its name as the greenest most charitable water company on the planet.