Ever since its inception in 2012, Waiakea has been providing water to the American market. The company has been able to attract numerous clients over time. However, it is the commitment of the company to sustainability that has made it popular. For instance, the company plans to use a fully degradable bottle commencing next year. There are many people who have formed the opinion that the bottles which the company intends to use will have a lasting effect in the CPG industry across the world. The company is fully committed to approaching the concept of packing water from a different perspective. One of the main advantages of using the bottle is that it is fully recyclable. This means that the bottle can be used over and over again and hence reduce the wastage of resources.
When making the bottles, TimePlast has been used as the main raw material. The use of TimePlast when making the bottles reduces the lifespan of the bottle from 1,500 years to approximately 14 years and hence reduces the effect it has on the environment. To achieve the impressive results, the company uses a Nano-additive when making the bottles. To come up with the bottle, the company had to approach polymers in a different way.
According to the CEO of Waiakea Water, Ryan Emmons, the kind of scientific research which has been conducted in the last 50 years made it almost impossible for biodegradable plastic bottles to be manufactured. In the past, the focus of most research was directed to making plastics stronger. To make the plastics degradable, companies should focus more on simplifying the molecular level that is used for making the plastics. This will have the effect of shortening the lifespan of the plastic by leaps and bounds.
For regular plastics to degrade, thousands of years might be required. In essence, this means that such plastics have a negative effect on the ecological footprint of the world. Due to climate change, more companies are now focusing on preserving the environment. According to the CEO of the company, Ryan Emmons, the company had to conduct more than 1,200 experiments to attain their current product.