Rethinking Sustainability with Waiakea Water

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is a product that uses degradable water bottles. This has been enabled by use of TimePlast that lowers the plastic lifespan materials used in the making of bottles from 1,500 years to just 15 years. To come up with the degradable bottle meant that the company had to make a strong bottle for holding the water but weak and easily degradable. Instead of letting nature take the course of degrading the plastic, Waiakea degraded the plastic chemically during its manufacture. This was through converting the polymer into a carbon-based wax, which is degradable.

Though regular plastic degrades with time, the Waiakea plastics with TimePlast addictive substitutes the chemical bonds with weak links. This leads to a nano-degraded plastic with little effects on the ecology. The Waiakea plastic bottles have the same commercial qualities of normal plastics though theirs are a solvent that has been oxidized to make them eco-friendly. The cost of this bottle is not high and is, in fact, insignificant as the TimePlast additive is systematically added at the start of the manufacturing process. Waiakea founder points out that the TimePlast innovation can change the CPG industry worldwide since the bottles are recyclable just like normal plastics only with less density and low melting point.

Waiakea volcanic water is a special treat compared to other bottled waters due to how it is packaged and its source. Unlike most urban bottled water which are filtered from urban sources prone to pollution, Waiakea water is sourced from pristine mountain streams that run through the volcanic rocks until they get to Waiakea’s aquifers in the Island of Hawaii. Naturally, the water is filtered by the active Mauna Loa Volcano, and the water boasts rich quantities of electrolytes of Sodium, Calcium, Potassium, and Magnesium. The water has a silica amount of 30mg that is ideal and gives it a silky feeling in the mouth.

Waiakea water uses a naturally sustainable resource aquifer with a 1.4 billion gallon recharge rate making it renewable. Furthermore, Waiakea water is processed in a plant that uses a third of its energy costs on renewable energy.