With consumers growing more and more conscious of environmental and ethical problems, manufacturers are realizing that they need to raise their standards in order to create socially responsible products. The bottled water industry has been especially scrutinized for its negative impacts on the environment and the fact that much of the industry’s water comes from unsustainable sources.
In 2012, 22-year-old Ryan Emmons dedicated his life to creating a bottled water product that would challenge industry standards. He launched Waiakea Water, a bottled water that is socially responsible in every way imaginable.
The Waiakea Springs in Hawaii from which waiakea water is derived are replenished monthly as the result of enormous amounts of rainfall in the region.
Emmons also implemented a manufacturing process that would revolutionize the way that bottled water products are made. Up until then, water bottles were made of plastic materials. According to 2012 data, about 69 million bottles of water were being consumed daily, clogging up landfills and destroying the planet. Learn more about Waiakea Water: https://www.10bestwater.com/brands/volcanic/
That’s why Emmons created a bottle made of completely recycled materials that are capable of breaking down. Additionally, the manufacturing process he developed uses 85 percent less energy than that of other bottled beverage companies. His unique manufacturing process earned the company a carbon neutral certification.
Specialty Food shows that Waiakea Water is also highly ethical. To address the crisis regarding the lack of access to clean water around the world, Emmons enlisted the help of charitable organization Pump Aid in an effort to provide clean drinking water to regions in need.
According to PR News Wire, Each time a consumer purchases a liter of Waiakea Water, Pump Aid donates 650 liters of clean, fresh drinking water to an impoverished region. So far, the company has managed to donate over 5 million liters of clean water around the world.
In the company’s first three years, it managed to grow over 4,000 percent. Today, the company is worth over $10 million. Thanks to high demand, Emmons is in the process of building a second manufacturing facility in Hawaii.