Earlier this year it was announced by Waiakea Water that they were in development with TimePlast to create the world’s first fully degradable plastic water bottle. This comes after Waiakea Water recently won an award for being one of the fastest growing companies in America. In addition to awards for the best tasting water, Waiakea Water has been focused on environmental issues that are going to benefit future generations for many years to come.
The development of the additive to degrade a plastic bottle faster than ever before was no easy task to accomplish. According to the CEO of Waiakea Water, Ryan Emmons, it took over 1,200 experiments and five years to get it right, but now the release is soon upon us. According to the company, not only is the plastic bottle made from recycled plastics, it is going to degrade 97 percent faster than any traditional plastic bottle in circulation today.
In addition to creating the first fully degradable plastic bottle, Waiakea Water has been working on environmental initiatives that have been changing the world for the better in other ways as well. Every time a bottle of volcanic Waiakea Water is sold, the company donates a full week’s supply of fresh water to a community in need. The reason being is millions are dying every year because of water-born illnesses and the lack of clean water for sanitary purposes.
Waiakea Water has also partnered with PumpAid, and donates the time of their employees to travel to countries in need to help install water pumps that can access water and provide for the community. Waiakea Water sends a team that will help instruct the locals how to install the pumps, to maintain them, and how to preserve the water they are able to access so they can thrive for future generations.
The hopes of the Waiakea Water team is that developing a fully degradable water bottle may spark a change in the way other bottling companies conduct business. Instead of these plastic bottles filling up landfills and lying there 1,500 years, the newer degradable bottles will be gone in less than 15 years.http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/10/06/how-waiakea-water-is-changing-the-plastic-water-bottle-industry/