Waiakea Water will be the first company to start producing water bottles that are fully degradable. This means that the lifespan of the water bottles will be ninety eight percent shorter. This has the opportunity to start a change in the entire water industry which can lead to a much safer world and a much healthier environment.
The bottles with be using TimePlast technology. Waiakea is the first to do this. This also means that the bottles are fully recyclable. One reason this has not been done before is that scientists have not been focusing on how to make bottles more degradable. Instead, they usually focused on how to make bottles stronger. Another reason is that when scientists did focus on research on how to make bottles degradable, they were looking at ways to make them biodegradable. However, the process being used here is different. It helps speed up nature’s process by making the bottles chemically degradable. What they do is turn the plastic into wax. The wax is then biodegradable. This process is much faster and more effective in many ways than the traditional methods that were being used to make bottles degradable.
Regular plastic takes thousands of years to decompose. It took five years and over one thousand experiments in order to come up with a bottle that is healthy for the environment and is degradable while at the same time containing all the qualities of regular plastic bottles. In addition, they were able to come up with a process that made it extremely cost effective. These bottles can be recycled in the same manner as regular recycled bottles, by putting them in the recycling bin.
Waiakea is an environmentally friendly water company that was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons. The water is volcanic, and it is naturally filtered when it goes through porous volcanic rock. That is how it gets its minerals.
Waiakea focuses on the triple bottom line. This means that they care not just about their customers, but also about the impacts they will have on the environment and socially.
Waiakea also focuses on being sustainable. Their water is truly alkaline, and their prices are truly affordable.