Waiakea Water’s Planned Switch to Degradable Plastics Speaks to its Commitment to Environmental Conservation

While it has been the norm for many entrepreneurs to pursue profits over and above other goals, Ryan Emmons, the entrepreneur behind Waiakea, Inc., is an embodiment of Digital Age business-minded individuals who have dedicated their businesses to worthy causes. Waiakea came to life in mid-2012 with clear missions to do business sustainably and ethically centered on the provision of naturally alkaline water with a slew of health benefits. Visit the company website Waiakea Springs to know more about Waiakea Water.

Waiakea has lived up to its promise of sustainability in several ways most recently through the announcement of degradable bottles. The company is optimistic that it will switch from the current non-biodegradable (or rather slow to degrade) packaging plastics to fully degradable plastics which are 100 percent recyclable. Even before the imminent switch, Waiakea’s premium water is packaged in superior RPET bottles (less adverse effects on the environment) which cost more than ordinary RPET bottles. The switch to degradable plastics shows Waiakea’s commitment to environmental conservation.

Timeplast, the first and only firm in the U.S with a USPTO patent on the degradation of plastics, engineered a chemical additive that makes plastics degradable (as opposed to biodegradable). Waiakea is a partner of Timeplast, and together they will launch the first degradable bottles in the next year. Waiakea will be the first company in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry to embrace the use of the Timeplast’s additive in its bottles. Manuel Rendon, the founder of Timeplast, explained that it took five years and over thousand chemical experiments to develop a functional additive. He added that Waiakea Water has stood with Timeplast in the journey to develop the world’s first degradable plastics emphasizing that Waiakea actions are indicative of a socially responsible brand.

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As Waiakea is readying itself to start the use of degradable bottles, Emmons is not only preoccupied with his company but also other firms in the CPG industry. Emmons envisions a CPG industry that uses degradable plastics. Indeed, the degradable plastics advocated by Waiakea and Timeplast are a marked improvement from the conventional plastics which can last in the environment for over a millennium; degradable plastics can only last up to a maximum of 15 years in the natural setting. Read more about Waiakea Water on specialtyfood.com.