Waiakea water has taken the industry by storm ever since its launch in 2012. The premium water has seen tremendous growth in the last three years by 5,000% in just this past year. The water was discovered and founded by Ryan Emmons who has since gone on to prove his company can define the industry of bottled water.
The Bottom Line
Waiakea is a company unlike any other who take the environment, renewable energy, recyclable packaging, and charity seriously. Ever since their launch the company has proven time and again how much they cherish the environment and the efforts they make to reduce their carbon footprint.
Gust reported that the Waiakea spring is sourced from an aquifer with a 1.4-gallon recharge rate and is bottled in a facility that uses 33% renewable energy. The packaging is even eco-conscious to further the company’s focus on protecting the environment.
The premium water bottles and beverages are the first in the world to be certified as CarbonNeutral. The packaging is made using high grade, 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate which uses up to 85% less energy to manufacture compared to regular plastic bottles. The entire manufacturing process itself has even been able to cut down carbon emissions to over 90% and even gone to great lengths to ensure their plastic is BPA free too.
Partnership with Pump Aid
Waiakea is aware they need to take care of not only the environment, but those in need too. Emmons even stated from the beginning he had a desire to include a social element into his final business model.
“We realized no premium water or beverage was truly addressing the naturally functional, social, and environmental trends,” Emmons stated.
This is why Waiakea has become a partner with Pump Aid, a charity who is dedicated to bringing a clean source of water to disadvantaged communities located in rural Africa. The charity has given many people who are less fortunate access to sanitation, clean, and safe water.
They’ve helped to improve the lives of over 1.35 million people to date and have established well over 3,200 Elephant pumps. These water pumps were designed by Pump Aid and are based off an innovative three-thousand-year-old Chinese design.
The continued efforts between Waiakea water and Pump Aid has allowed them to donate over 500 million liters of water to date. The company has continued to move forward in their endeavors with helping not only the environment, but those less fortunate too.