With convenience often comes trade offs. Yes it may be easier to pick up dinner for your family after work and this can save you time, but you are giving up having more money in your pocket and potentially not eating as healthy as you could. The same goes for water bottles. It may be convenient to pick up a bottle of water at a convenience store but that same water bottle may end up in a landfill for many years as a result. While this has been an ongoing issue for many years, one company is taking on the challenge to offer a water bottle that is entirely recyclable and completely degradable.
Waiakea Water is currently set to release their new line of water bottles in 2018. The bottles are said to fully degrade in the span of 15 years as opposed to most modern water bottles that only degrade after over 1500 years. This type of technology is a result of Waiakea’s ongoing effort to sustainability and listening to the feedback of their valued customers. It is Waiakea’s hope that more companies adopt this type of technology to rid the earth of plastic bottles altogether which is one of the leading solid waste pollutants across the globe.
Waiakea Water was founded back in 2012 by Ryan Emmons when he was just 22 years old. He saw that although plastic water bottles were bad for the environment there was still a huge demand for them from consumers. This is why he decided to embark on the journey to starting his own business that provides a consumer demand in a way that is sustainable and betters the world. The water bottled in the Hawaiian islands is especially rich in a variety of minerals as a result of being naturally filtered through volcanic rock. The beverage industry hasn’t changed all that much in the last 50 years but Waiakea Water and other up and coming entrepreneurs are seeking to change that. In order to become a ore sustainable society, companies like Waiakea Water are making the effort to provide consumers with the convenience of exactly what they want while also operating in a sustainable manner that either minimizes or completely eliminates any and all negative environmental impacts.