The first degradable water bottle is available through Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water. They are able to reduce the total lifetime of the packaging by as much as 98%, which means that one of their water bottles is able to fully degrade over the course of 15 years rather than 1500 years. This, in conjunction with current green efforts, is a major reason this water brand is becoming so incredibly popular today.
According to the Ryan Emmons, the CEO of Waiakea, they have taken a totally different approach to the degrading process. Rather than creating a product that is stronger, they have taken advantage of the ability to weaken the plastic polymers during the production process to give Mother Nature a helping hand. The traditional additives that help create the bond in plastic are replaced with TimePlast, which is added to the mixture and makes the bonds in the plastic more simple and easier to break down in a short amount of time.
Waiakea not only has a fantastic package, it is also a wonderful product. The water is sourced from Hawaain volcano water and continues many minerals that can’t be found anywhere else on earth. Waiakea water is now considered to be one of the 10 best water brands in the world. Waiakea water is also naturally alkaline and is full of electrolytes and enzymes that help keep the body working at peak performance. This water is unique to Hawaii and is sourced directly from the volcanoes near Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Waiakea water is not only revolutionizing the water market, it is also creating options which would allow the plastic to be produced that is able to completely break down in a few short years instead of thousands of years. The company has made it their goal to leave the earth a little better than they found it.