As weird as it sounds, when we get thirsty we often buy our water from the grocery store. Yes, today we can do something that we might have never thought we would do a few years ago, that is to buy water in a plastic bottle. Do you know that today people are buying so much bottled water that the United States is second only to the Italians in their consumption of bottled water? Yes, we are talking about an industry that is valued at over one hundred billion dollars.
As with many of the bottled water companies, Waiakea Water is doing something to make it unique. However, with this brand of water it is much more than just a clever marketing ploy to get your hard-earned water dollar. Sure, this water may offer you volcanic water benefits but, that’s just half the fun stuff. Waiakea is paving the way as an eco-friendly bottled water company. They are doing everything in their power to work on several ever-growing problems associated with bottled water and the environment. (More about Waiakea Water on Organic Authority: Waiakea Water: Redefines Sustainable)
First the way the company filters the water is even environmentally friendly. They use a volcano in Hawaii and allow the water to seep down into the 14,000 feet to product Waiakea volcanic water. The good news is that process is great for the environment and it helps to make the pH in the 7 to 8.8 range. Waiakea Water pH is measured by their quality control and to think that the volcano does it all naturally. Go To This Page for additional information.
Now, there is something about telling all of your friends that you are drinking volcanic water that just sounds cool. However, the fact that they can bottle that water in such a way that the plastic bottle can break down in left in the elements is even cooler. For example, most of the plastic bottles that other bottled water companies use break down in one thousand years if not recycled. The bottle that Waiakea uses is one they spent years developing and creating. The Waiakea Water bottle breaks down in fifteen years if left out in the environment. We all know to recycle our plastic but, in case the bottle misses the recycling line, 15 years is better that 1000 years in this case. In September of 2012 Waiākea became one of the world’s first beverages ever to be awarded CarbonNeutral® certification.