Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water has become the top-selling bottled water in under five years for a number of reasons, but its sustainable message of preserving the environment is one of its original features. Waiakea Water has always been environmentally conscious using 100 percent recycled plastic or REPT to make their bottles, but recently, Ryan Emmons, the 27-year-old entrepreneur and CEO of Waiakea has an outstanding announcement: Waiakea Water has developed a fully degradable plastic bottle that they are releasing in 2018.
Emmons is leading the millennial generation as CEO of this successful company, which is becoming the sustainable bottled water for Millenials. They are being drawn to it by the millions as this group is responsible for purchasing over 85 percent of Waiakea Water. Pure clean water and sustainable packaging are two main features that have made this bottled water so popular.
Emmons discovered Waiakea Water when his family vacationed in Hawaii as a child. The source of this delicious, crystal-clear, mineral-filled water is the natural spring inside the active volcano. The water falls 1,400 feet through the porous rock, collecting incredible nutrients and electrolytes as it flows. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water does not filter out any of these nutrients, so the result is an amazing, alkaline, crisp, natural water.
Founded in 2012, Drink Healthy, Drink Sustainably, and Drink Ethically has been the motto for the company. Emmons uses this as his motto and the principles that he used to build his successful company. From the company’s inception, Ryan donates 650 liters of clean water to nations that need it. The donations go through PumpAid.org, and millions of gallons are donated to people who need it.
Waiakea’s mission is to provide a natural volcanic water while fulfilling all three parts of the motto. Donating clean water is a philanthropic action that Emmons has felt called to since he started Waiakea.
When the 100 percent degradable plastic bottle appears on the shelves, they will be the first in the bottled water industry. This young entrepreneur has made amazing progress in five years, and the future holds incredible promise for Waiakea Water.