Undoubtedly, the bottled water industry is massive, generating approximately $100 million in global revenue yearly. Many water companies try to stand out by claiming health benefits due to their vitamin enhanced water or because of their superior filtration process.
However, Waiakea Water is actually significantly different than the rest of the bottled water choices. Not only is it made in Hawaii, which connotates natural lifestyles, it actually is sourced from water filtered by volcanic rock which has several health benefits (see below). Not only is Waiakea Water produced naturally, its bottles are better for the environment. Plastic waste is a major problem all over the world, and, specifically, in the U.S. only 23% of water bottles were recycled last year. However, in 2018, Waikakea Water will be introducing the a fully degradable water bottle – the first in the world. In addition, they only use recycled plastic. Read more about Waiakea Water on 10bestwater.com.
One site listed Waiakea as the number one volcanic water in 2017. The site went on to explain that the water included minerals due to the process used. Lastly, they noted the distribution is not exclusive to Hawaii, but, includes the U.S. and other countries.
Specifically, Waiakea has grown drastically since its entrance to the market in 2012. It has grown 4000% since its introduction. Co-founder Ryan Emmons met three niches by producing his water: health benefits from volcanic water, eco-friendly packaging, and giving back by helping the needy.
The health benefits include a water that is rich in calcium, magnesium and potasium. In addition, the water is rich in alkaline and electrolytes which have been shown to help balance fluids and fight osteoporosis. Visit BevNet to know more.
As mentioned above, Waiakea Water not only exports to other countries, but, they also donate water to needy countries. The company donates water to needy countries in Africa and beyond. In particular, Waiakea assists the country of Malawi in Africa. Waiakea Water has donated 500 million liters of water to the needy areas through PumpAid, their charity partner.
So, not only is Waiakea Water a uniquely healthy choice of bottled water, they are environmentally conscious, and are providing water to the needy. That is truly refreshing.