The process of bottling water is only one of the worst parts of bottled water for the environment. The process usually requires a lot of energy and results in wasted natural resources. It is a huge mess to clean up and causes big problems for the areas where it is done at. The actual bottles are also detrimental to the environment. Waiakea has combatted this by making sure that their process is good for the environment and making sure that their bottles are made from material that is 100 percent recycled. They want to make their water bottling process as good for the environment as possible.
When it comes to the people who they make water for, they want to be sure that they have the best bottled water possible. They find water from natural Hawaiian resources. These are mainly around volcanoes close to the islands. They do this because volcanic water has high levels of silica, a mineral that is able to help people who are sick and to reduce the chances of them getting sick in the future. It can even help people reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease as they begin to get older.
Not only does Waiakea care about the environment and their customers, they also care about people who don’t have access to clean water. They have worked to make sure that the people who they help are the ones who aren’t able to get water on a regular basis. They recognize that this is a crisis in a large portion of the world and are now doing something to change that. They want everyone to have the chance of getting clean, high-quality water. The efforts that they provide are sustainable so they will last for a long time even after they are not actively working in these areas.