Waiakea Water has been a trailblazer in the bottled water industry since their ingenious concept of using volcanic water as a base for their new product that has revolutionized the industry. Now Waiakea Hawaiian Bottled Water is once again changing the dynamic of the industry, and other plastic container applications as well, with their newly developed truly degradable plastic container. The company is already one of the fastest growing small businesses in the United States. This new container will improve all bottled beverage products that implement the technology because the novel concept could impact the entire planet.
The problem with plastic container development in the past has not been about not focusing on degradable containers. While many packagers have claimed to have a degradable plastic container, the truth is that this claim has rarely held up. The science behind new containers has been for stronger and heavier plastic using a combination of polymers that are left to degrade according to the forces of nature. Waiakea recognized this common false claim and flawed development process, deciding to employ a different approach.
The new container is actually designed by infusing the bottles with the nano-additive Timeplast chemical that reduces the time of the natural degradable life span of a plastic bottle from 1500 years to about 15 years. This container additive could essentially be used in every type of beverage or other product used in all marketplaces, ultimately having a huge impact on both the industry and the planet in general. Instead of waiting on time to be the main catalyst, Timeplast jump starts the process in a significant manner.
Waiakea Hawaiian Bottled Water was developed and began marketing in 2012 when founder and CEO Ryan Emmons began offering the product made from the volcanic water flows of Hawaii. The water collection begins at the summit and then runs across the lava deposits further down the slope. This allows the large collection of minerals in the lava to seep into the water providing a much better base water source for the product. The company has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the fastest growing enterprises in the nation and potentially around the world.