For a long time now, bottled water has been considered a menace because of the use of plastic bottles which take about 1,500 years to disintegrate. However, Waiakea Water Company has developed a container that can decompose in 15 years. The move is expected to have a positive impact on the environment.
The developers achieved this in two ways. First, they degraded the plastic partially; thus reducing the time it would take for nature to degrade it completely. Secondly, they converted the polymer into a non-plastic material by including carbon-based wax in its formulation. Carbon-based wax is degradable.
About Waiakea Water
The idea of Waiakea Water Company came about when Ryan Emmons, the company’s co-founder, and CEO, realized that the water he and his family had been drinking during the winters and summers he spent in Hawaii was special. Upon discovering that his family had access to one of the most naturally pure, sustainable and healthy water sources, he knew he could build a water company. In 2012, at the age of 22 years, Ryan founded Waiakea Water Company. Visit:https://waiakeasprings.com/healthy/
Awarded for excellence
Waiakea was the first ever the United States bottled water to receive the carbon neutral certification award. The reason behind the high-quality water produced by Waiakea is its processing process. Firstly, it is sourced from a single pristine source at the Southwest of Hilo town in Hawaii. It is then filtered through thousands of feet of the Mauna Loa volcano.
The filtration process enriches the water with electrolytes and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium. It also boosts the amount of silica. Studies have proven that taking 10mg of silica daily can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 11 percent.
The water also has a pH ranging from 7.8 to 8.8, which makes it naturally alkaline. Purified water usually has a neutral pH of 7. Although artificial alkaline water exists, taking it confuses the body by making it assume that it is receiving more alkaline minerals than those present in the water. Clinical research has proven that artificially alkaline water might cause serious side effects and thus should not often be consumed. Therefore, these two factors prove that Waiakea Water has various health benefits