If you go to any supermarket, gas station, or anywhere that sells food or drink products, you will find bottled water. Bottled water is convenient, filtered from pollutants, and some have a distinguished taste to them. All of those attributes you may not find in you tap water. It’s no wonder that the bottled water industry is over $100 billion. These water bottles can either can have different filtration techniques, and even be enhanced with vitamin and minerals. With so many to chose from the consumer may ask; which water do I want to drink?
Created in 2012, a very unique water bottle has made it’s way to the shelves of stores; Waiakea Water. This water comes from the Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water and is then filtered though 14,000 feet of the Mauna Loa volcano. This water is not only from a natural source, filtered naturally, but also comes with a natural bottle. Which in today’s water bottle industry, is very rare.
Today’s oceans are filled and polluted with plastic bottles. Over eight-million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every yea,r effecting marine life as well as the word’s ecosystem. In 2018, Waiakea Water has started using the word’s first biodegradable bottle, made with 100 percent recyclable plastic. This bottle can breakdown in 15 years compered to the other plastic bottles that take centuries to breakdown. This in a whole is great news for the environment, bringing us one step closer to fixing the plastic problem in our oceans. As if Waiakea Water didn’t seem to be changing the world in the right direction enough, they also donate a week’s supply of clean water to people in need in Malawi. Perhaps, the other leading water bottle companies could learn a thing or two about how to turn business profit, into a way to reshape our world. That sure would be a refreshing idea.