Waiakea Water is making headlines as a bottled water company for sustainability, environmental friendliness, and philanthropy. All in five short years, beginning production in 2012. The idea began when Ryan Emmons realized the water his family drank while in Hawaii had very special qualities.
Emmons and a friend, Matt Meyer, began researching the viability of bottling this gem as a college project during the fall of his freshman year at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. The difference is not in the flavor but the texture of the water, which leaves the mouth feeling soft. The silica, 30 mg, is what gives it the soft, silky feeling. Silica, the other mineral contents, and pH are what make it extremely healthy. This texture of Hawaii volcanic water stems from the path the water takes to reach land surface. (Read more about Waiakea Water on Bevnet: Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Announces Fully Degradable Bottle)
Volcanic water benefits by passing through 14000 feet of the Mauna Loa volcano, gaining rich mineral content along that way that is unequaled anywhere else in the world. Waiakea water pH is between 7.8 and 8.8, higher than the 7.0 of “pure” or “purified” bottled water, making it naturally alkaline. Mineral composition shows it contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and an almost ideal amount of silica. All combine to produce a drinking water that helps support the balance of fluids in the body. Studies show water high in electrolytes and alkaline can help fight osteoporosis and provide aid with the symptoms of acid reflux. Emmons says, “Studies show that drinking 10 mg/day of silica in water can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by 11%.” View Additional Info Here.
They also have the world’s first biodegradable plastic bottle, made from 100% RPET. While other plastic water bottles are known to take more than 1000 years to degrade in our environment, this bottle will break down in only 15 years. A vast improvement for our landfills.
Waiakea Water has partnered with Pump Aid to donate 650 liters of clean water. Pump Aid is a charity that aids people in Africa by improving the quality, availability and use of water with communities in need.