Waiakea Water is a water company founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons, a seasonal resident of the islands. Ryan grew up near the Mauna Loa volcano and while on the islands came to see the Hawaiian way of life and the Hawaiian peoples love of the land. All of this are his inspirations and have made his dedication to the environment steadfast. He insures that it is a top priority in his company. Through their philanthropic work they have also donated 650 liters of clean water to places in need for every liter they’ve sold. When you think of the impact this has to people in need of clean drinking water it is truly amazing.
Now Waiakea has taken an exciting step towards shortening the footprint left by plastic water bottles. Through incredible research and studies they have managed to develop a degradable bottle that will change the entire industry. Within a year this bottle will be released to the public and finally an environmental hazard will become a thing of the past. By altering the qualities of the plastic used in the production of bottles, they have found a way to create these amazing bottles. The company has also received the first and the only patent on the degradation of plastic. This patent was given by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and it’s something astonishing.
Though this bottle is more costly to produce it is through the production process no different than adding color to the bottle. This process will make a huge difference in even the recycling of plastic bottles. Because these new water bottles melt down at a lower temperature the process of recycling is shortened. The new bottle and the commitment made to the environment in Ryan Emmons childhood is just a small step for this earth friendly company.