Now That’s Refreshing: 22-Year-Old’s Hawaiian Bottled Water Grows 4000% in 3 Years” by Forbes
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is not just one of the thousands of bottled waters that are on the market today. In three years, it has grown 4000 percent and continues to grow at a rate of 170 percent annually. Young entrepreneur Ryan Emmons founded Waiakea Water, the unique natural volcanic water company, in 2012.
Ryan, at the age of 22, was a freshman in college, but he realized that the water he was drinking when he went home to Hawaii to visit his family was much a much better quality and taste than the bottled water he typically drank.
Ryan has a global perspective about Waiakea Water along with a vision of sustainability that he has incorporated into the company with the motto of his generation: Drink healthy, Drink sustainably, Drink ethically. This motto is what he built Waiakea on. Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Manufacturers/Meet-the-entrepreneur-behind-Waiakea-Hawaiian-volcanic-water
For the containers, Ryan uses pre-recycled bottles and high-quality, 100 percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate for the containers. This material is sustainable because it uses 85 percent less energy to manufacture than the traditional, virgin plastic. It is also BPA free and reduces carbon emissions by 90 percent.
This naturally pure water is packed with a unique mineral composition, which has a high pH level. It has been infused with electrolytes such as silica, sodium, calcium, potassium, and, yet the consistency is not hard, but soft and smooth. The water is taken directly from the Mauna Loa Volcano, which is located on the big island of Hawaii.
The water falls 14,000 feet through the volcano into the Waiakea Springs below; during the fall the many minerals are absorbed into the untouched water. The local residents have been drinking it for centuries.
This high-alkaline and electrolyte-enriched water is what makes Waiakea Water unique. The high-quality, naturally alkaline water is quickly gaining a loyal following with the millennials, and through PumpAid, Ryan is giving back a percentage of it to needy communities and villages in Africa. On every level, this isn’t the average bottled water company.