The bottled water industry is a booming $100 billion industry that grows larger every day. It’s a miracle that bottled water became popular in the first place. If people think about it, bottled water is just water in a bottle. Most countries have plumbing and can get water from a faucet.
When it comes to bottled water, there are a few things people care about more than anything. Those things include healthy and safety and environmental impact. Water is supposed to be naturally healthy, but since many companies add artificial substances and still label their water “natural” that title no longer has as strong a meaning.
If people can find a water that’s actually natural and healthy, the next problem they’ll look into is the environmental impact. That problem consists of two primary concerns: where is the water coming from and how it packaged and delivered.
Most companies claim their water is sourced from natural lakes and rivers, and some admit their water comes from a special artificial process. Regardless of how they’re getting their water, the biggest problem is the plastic used during packaging. Most beverage companies use plastic because it’s cheap and easy to transport.
Plastic can be a useful part of society, but currently, there are millions upon millions of tons of plastic going unrecycled and cluttered up the planet. It’s horrible to think that there’s a least a hundred pounds of plastic garbage on every single island in the world because of how much is floating in the oceans.
One company taking this issue seriously is Waiakea Water. Waiakea Water is a volcanic water brand based out of Hawaii who’s using degradable plastic bottles to lessen the stress of this horrible environmental disaster. Waiakea Water also uses low-emission vehicles to transport their product.
As far as the health concerns surrounding Waiakea Water, there are none. Waiakea Water is naturally filtered through 14,000 feet of porous volcanic rock. It’s some of the cleanest and healthiest water in the world.