Waiakea Water comes from a community water source located near the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. The volcanic filtration process is one of the most natural forms of water filtration on earth. It’s what makes the water so good, but it’s what the CEO, Ryan Emmons, adds to the company that makes it even better.
Just three years after he founded the company, Waiakea had grown by 5,000%. Waiakea is a bottled water company unlike any other. Each bottle is made of 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET). These bottles take 85% less energy to manufacture and need 90% less water than regular plastic bottles.
This is just one way that Waiakea has been mindful of lessening the impact of their carbon footprint on the ecosystem. Shortly after it’s founding in 2012, Waiakea was named the first beverage company to be awarded with Carbon Neutral certification.
According to Forbes, Waiakea water and Carbon Neutral worked together to measure and reduce the carbon emissions of Waiakea as a business and their product down to net zero. Although their carbon emissions are low, their company valuation is growing higher each year. In 2015, Waiakea had a total valuation of $10 million. The correlation between their sustainable practices and their wild success is undeniable. Learn more about more Waiakia Water: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/waiakea-hawaiian-volcanic-water-launches-followyourflow-social-media-contest-300393704.html
Their commitment to providing wellness at every level-personal, social, and global, has been a major reason why so many people and businesses have been excited about Waiakea and what they’ve accomplished in so little time.
Waiakea water is truly on the leading edge, and new businesses and even old businesses will surely follow suit. Bottled water companies now have proof that it’s worth it to put the effort into being more sustainable.
Waiakea Springs, the company’s site, details more information about how they plan to grow even more sustainable in the future in order to lead the industry as a whole this way.