Waiakea, a Hawaiian volcanic bottled water company started in 2012 by CEO and founder Ryan Emmons, separates itself from other bottled water companies. Waiakea’s water is originally sourced from the purest environment on earth, the snow-capped peak on the active volcano Mauna Loa that is filtered through 14,000 feet of porous volcanic rock. One volcano water benefit is that this process infuses the water with electrolytes. Electrolytes are charged molecules that aid to the balance of fluids in the body these include; sodium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride. Along with these electrolytes the water also contains a variety of minerals which makes the water have a natural pH level of 8.8. Considering that Waiakea water pH level is so high this ensures that the water stays out of the acidic range which, in turn provides the body with numerous proposed benefits such as immune support, weight loss, cancer resistance, and many more. Not only does the high pH level provide several health benefits but it also provides a sweeter taste to the water because of its alkalinity.
Not only is Waiakea concerned about the health of its consumers but they also practice sustainability when it comes to the environmental aspect of their products. Waiakea’s water is packaged responsibly only in 100% RPET plastic which creates a 90% smaller carbon footprint, uses 95% less water, and uses 85% less energy to manufacture. Using only 100% RPET plastic is one of the several sustainable actions along with reforestation projects and having a 1.38 billion gallons per day recharge rate that Waiakea has made to certify them as a CarbonNeutral company.
Waiakea is making a positive difference not only environmentally but also ethically. For every liter that is bought Waiakea donates 650 liters of water for those around the world who do not have access to clean, accessible, drinking water through their partnership with Pump Aid. Waiakea is unlike any other. Drink healthy, drink sustainably, drink ethically,drink Waiakea.
— Waiākea (@waiakea) June 28, 2018