The battle of the bottled water brands is in full-effect and there are frankly too many brands that are aiming for that coveted top spot. In all honesty, the market is fully cluttered with brand after brand. Some brand are good and some brands aren’t good. Can you imagine the amount of leftover plastic bottles that are littered on earth’s landscape? Did you know that an estimated eight million tons of plastic was dumped into the oceans over a year’s time? Over 50 billion plastic bottles were used last year, but only 23 percent of the plastic bottles were recycled. That’s surely a huge discrepancy.
Waiakea, a popular bottled water brand, is changing the game by producing the first water bottle that is fully degradable. The bottles were introduced to the market in 2018, and they will have the ability to decompose in just 15 years. To put things in a better perspective, most plastic bottles tend to hang around for at least 1,000 years. Waiakea is definitely doing its part to better mankind, but this is just the beginning. Waiakea Hawaiian water is also one of the best-selling brands of bottled water in the world. The water comes from a natural source, which is excessive amounts of rainfall. To add insult to injury, this water passes through one of the most naturally advanced filtration systems. The porous rocks of the Mauna Loa volcano provides state-of-the-art purification. These rocks can literally fill the Grand Canyon 18 times, and the volcano stands at 33,000 feet above the sea’s floor.
Thanks to being such a natural philanthropist, this company is using its success to install wells that deliver clean drinking water to numerous communities in Africa. It would be very hard trying to find another bottled water brand that is willing to go this far. When it comes to sustainability, Waiakea is certainly looking like it will be around for quite some time.