The Efforts the Team at Waiakea Water have Made to Help Preserve the Environment
Waiakea water recently announced plans to start using a new type of plastic for its bottles. The current bottles are made of recyclable PET, but the new bottles will be made of plastic that is made to be completely degradable. The new material will significantly reduce the lifespan the plastic has, which in turn will reduce the amount of waste products found in landfills. In fact, the new degradable plastic will take only 15 years to disintegrate in comparison to the 1,500 years it currently takes.
Choosing to use a more Eco-friendly type of container is not the first effort the team at Waiakea has made in its efforts to preserve the environment. In addition to using RPET bottles, this company also uses a manufacturing process designed to reduce the amount of carbon released into the air. This process also uses 85 percent less energy as well as 90 percent less water. The new addition of the degradable plastic helps the company meet the goals they have set to help preserve the planet’s natural Eco-systems.
While the manufacturing process and improved plastic bottles definitely reduce the the carbon footprint left behind by the Waiakea water brand, the source of the water also helps maintain healthy habitats for plants and animals. The water for this brand comes from a spring found at the foot of the Mauna Loa volcano on the island of Hawaii. The rain and snow that fall on the volcano, makes it way into the surrounding ground where it eventually emerges in an underground spring. Since the water comes from the precipitation that falls in this region it is classified as coming from a renewable resource.
Not only is the Waiakea brand of bottled water destined to become a degradable Waiakea water brand, it is also a healthy brand of bottled water. When the precipitation from the Mauna Loa volcano seeps into the ground it travels through layers of volcanic rock, which enhance it with minerals such as silica and magnesium. These natural rock formations also give the water a natural pH level that makes it a better beverage for hydration.