A recent article highlighted the conservation efforts made by Waiakea Water’s founder Ryan Emmons. Emmons announced that the current plastic being used for the bottles containing the Waiakea brand will be changed to a new more effective degradable plastic. This plastic is classified as being fully degradable, which significantly reduces the time it will be present in landfills. Although the new plastic is designed to deteriorate in a much quicker manner it still retains a superior amount of strength. Mr. Emmons has plans to launch the new bottles sometime within the next year.
As a young entrepreneur, Ryan Emmons is no stranger to the process it takes to get ahead in business. He launched the Waiakea brand of bottled water when he was just 22 years old. The success this brand has had is largely due to the environmental awareness Ryan Emmons undertook when choosing to market his new product. He decided to use the water’s positive aspects to help promote it to today’s younger generation. This strategy allowed the brand to see a 5,000 percent increase in growth since its launch date.
The Waiakea brand comes from a renewable source of water located on the big island of Hawaii. The spring used to capture the natural water for Waiakea is located at the base of the island’s Mauna Loa volcano. This water is constantly renewed by the rain that falls in this region so it does not pose a risk to the surrounding environment. As an added benefit, this water becomes enhanced with minerals such as potassium, magnesium and silica when it passes through layers of underground volcanic rock.
As a conscientious individual, Ryan Emmons takes an active role in helping to bring clean water to communities in underdeveloped areas. He has partnered his company with Pump Aid in order to supply communities in Africa with the clean water they need to stay healthy. As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to make people aware of the choices they make, the company is not only moving toward making a fully degradable Waiakea water bottle, but also encouraging people to drink ethically.