In the next one year, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water will begin to use fully degradable bottles and therefore reducing the packaging lifespan by a whole 98%. The packaging bottle which is 100% recyclable utilizes Timeplast, the only and first patented additive for nano-degradation of plastic. This new kind of material takes the lifespan of plastic from 1500 years to almost 15 years according to the brand. Waiakea water will be the first to employ the use of TimePlast’s nano-additive with its packaging bottles which are now already 100% RPET-meaning made out of the recycled bottles.
While the common and regular plastic bottles do finally degrade over some time, this whole process takes thousands of years for the bottles to be fully degraded. In introducing the additive that is known as the TimePlast to the bottles during the time of manufacturing, the original traditional chemical bonds are replaced with links that are less complicated. The final result for that is re-engineered, a nano-degraded product that is significantly weakened and therefore it contains a shorter ecological footprint.It took the researchers almost five years and about 1200 experiments so that they could create a plastic bottle that contains the same qualities like the regular plastic and coming up with these similar properties was among the greatest challenges for the bottle. Waiakea bottles utilize a very high-quality RPET whose cost is around two or three times as much as the standard RPET.
Waiakea is a brand of volcanic water with its origin in Hawaii. They utilize the natural power of the volcanoes to source their incredible water. Between the addition of natural minerals and a fast bottling process, Waiakea revolves around happy customers and solid water. The company is not limited to United States or even Hawaii. The company distributes to suppliers and countries who would like the taste of their very high-quality water. With each sip that drinkers take, they know that they are taking part in a part of the water and islands that is produced to great perfection. Waiakea Company was founded in 2012 with an aim of offering healthy water for its consumers.