Bottled water companies are huge in number with few items to differentiate between them. Waiakea Water actually is different than the average bottled water. It is volcanic water that actually runs through 14,000 feet of porous volcanic rock from the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hawaiian volcanic water offers an alkaline pH of 8.8 in conjunction with other health benefits such as being mineral and electrolyte rich. Some of the mineral benefits in this Hawaiian volcanic water include magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, and silica. In addition to truly bottling volcanic drinking water, Waiakea Water sets their company apart by philanthropic pursuits and doing their part to remove their carbon footprint.
Being environmentally friendly is just the beginning of the story for Waiakea Water. They were certified Carbon Neutral. The company is intent on ensuring that all of their delivery vehicles are low-emission vehicles. Waiakai Water also is making great strides toward the bottling issue behind bottled water, and not simply by suggesting that individuals recycle.
Very few individuals realize that less than 1 in every 4 water bottles gets recycled. The most important thing that Waiakea feels they will be doing for the environment pertains to the bottles in which the water is contained. In 2018 they will be using the world’s first fully degradable bottle. Additionally, each bottle that they use from that date forward will be created using fully recycled plastics.
On top of everything that Waiakea Water does in an effort to be environmentally conscious, they also give back to people in need. After the sale of every liter of water a donation of one week’s clean water is supplied to those in need in Malawi. This amounts to approximately 650 liters of water and is completed through the Pump Aid program. PumpAid.org has installed more than 9,500 water pumps and provided 1.35 million people with daily access to a clean water supply. Waiakea Water is making great strides as a young company (2012) to aid with the growing increase of those numbers.