Hawaiians refer to themselves as “Children of the Land,” which explains their immense pride in their distinctive bond with nature. Amongst the pillars of their culture is respect and care for the land, which they uphold deeply, making their surroundings one of the most spectacular places to visit on this earth. This pillar is one that Waiakea takes very seriously.
Waiakea is widely recognized to be among the first premium bottled waters and beverages in the entire world. This is because the company undertakes practices such as the use of 100% PRET bottles, use of a renewable fresh water resource and harnessing low emission shipping. The company also actively participates in carbon offset programs that ensure the sustainability of their natural resources.
Waiakea bottles are 100% PRET, which in other words means recycled polyethylene terephthalate. What makes these bottles better than regular bottles is the fact that they use 85% less energy, 90% water, and a reduced carbon emission by over 90%. This makes for fully natural biodegradables at the end of each Waiakea bottle.
The water source for Waiakea can be found at Mauna Loa Volcano’s eastern base, which is circled by rich forest reserves. The company can convert 200 inches of snow melt and pure rain water into a feasible daily yield of 393 million gallons of water per day. This means that their monthly production alone is enough to satisfy the entire world’s consumption in an entire year. For all is sourcing operations needs, Waiakea applies 33% renewable energy, of which 25% is geothermal.
Waiakea was founded on June 1, 2012, by Ryan Emmons, with its headquarters located in Keaau, Hawaii. At the time it was the first triple bottom line premium water of its kind. The company goes above and beyond to ensure that it provides unparalleled healthy and sustainable water.
Waiakea also participates in philanthropic endeavors by donating 650 liters of water to disadvantaged individuals in the rural parts of Africa. This non-profit organization has also received an award for its charitable works. The company also receives a lot of media attention and has also received recognition from various awards.