Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water has increased their packages lifespan 98 percent by integrating fully degradable bottles. The bottles use TimePlast which is 100 percent recyclable, and has a lifespan of approximately 15 years instead pf 1,500. According to the CEO and founder of Waiakea Water, Ryan Emmons, it took seventy years of research in the scientific community to make plastic stronger on a molecular level. This has enabled the plastic to degrade during the manufacturing process, so the natural process is accelerated.
Five years and 1,200 experiments were required for this plastic. The oxidation and solvation processes had to be fine-tuned, and a United States patent approved. The cost is two to three times more than an RPET, but the way the TimePlast is added during the process makes it comparative. This ensures a low-cost application that can be absorbed easily. This new technology may revolutionize the CPG industry, and recycling can occur with the regular PET bottles.
Waiakea Water uses unique processes to deliver advantages and health benefits for the individuals who drink the water. Porous lava rock is used to siphon the water in the Hawaiian volcano of Mauna Loa. The water stands out due to the mineral composition, pH level and amount of silica. Some of the benefits regarding health are just now coming to light.
Ryan Emmons decided the water was important to more than the health-conscious individuals. He understood that although the residents of the United States can be choosy regarding their water, this is not true in numerous areas of the world. There are a lot of people who never have access to water that is clean, safe and reliable.
Waiakea Water started giving back, and was extremely successful. They partnered with Pump Aid and along with this non-profit organization began installing water pumps throughout Africa’s rural areas. Prior to this, the residents did not have access to water that was safe and clean every day. The unique properties contained in Waiakea Water began to appear on the media, the resulting exposure leading to so many people in Africa receiving clean water.