The bottled water industry the last couple of years has not gained a good reputation among consumers for being environmentally friendly. There are over 60 million plastic bottles that make their way into incinerators and landfills every day with over 22 billion each year. A number of plastic water bottles being disposed of in the US alone are six times more in 2004 than it was in 1997.
According to Global News Wire, Ryan Emmons is the founder of Waiakea water and his company is the prime example of what the industry can accomplish while being environmentally conscious. Not only has Waiakea water taken extra steps to be conscious of the environment, but to give back to the community too.
Every liter the company sells they donate 650 liters of clean water to communities in Africa who may not have access to clean sources of water.
Whole Foods has recently stepped onboard to start selling the innovative bottled water and to bring it to their consumers.
The company has even taken the initiative to ensure the packaging in sustainable and so is the manufacturing process. The company uses 33% renewable energy to operate and is the first premium bottled water to be certified as CarbonNeutral in the United States.
Waiakea water packaging is made using 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate which uses 85% less energy to be manufactured compared to other virgin and regular plastic bottles. This manufacturing process has reduced the carbon emissions from the company by up to 90% and the plastic is BPA free.
Waiakea water’s dedication to the environment and giving back to the community is a fine example to make in today’s age.
The bottled water industry has gained a bad reputation for being the villain in the fight to protect the environment and cut down on carbon emissions. This left a gaping hole in the industry to improve and Ryan Emmons took advantage of the opportunity.
“From the start, our goal was to change the bottled water industry from within, setting a positive example for the greater CPG industry as a whole.
Continued recognition for our environmental and philanthropic initiatives substantiates that we have a product that has the power to incite positive change,” Ryan Emmons said.
Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Manufacturers/Meet-the-entrepreneur-behind-Waiakea-Hawaiian-volcanic-water