Hawaii is known for its unique bond with nature. In fact, Hawaiians respect and care for nature. It is a vital aspect of their culture.
This kind of symbiotic relationship continues with nature. It provides them food, clothing, and shelter besides musical instruments, tools, canoes, and so on. Hawaiians protect as well as conserving the environment through sustainable practices.
Waiākea Water understands this well and follows this responsibility accordingly. This is why they have taken several environmental initiatives.
The first of these is using a sustainable fresh water resource. Next, they are making use of RPET bottles only and utilize low emission shipping in order to reduce carbon footprints. Besides, Waiākea Water actively participates in various reforestation programs at a regional level. Due to all these reasons, Waiākea Water is considered as premium bottled water. It has also been certified as CarbonNeutral®.
Waiākea Water makes use of 100% RPET bottles only. These are high-grade polyethylene terephthalate which is recycled plastic that has been sourced sustainably. Even the water is sourced from natural, untouched reserves. These are from the Mauna Loa volcano’s eastern base. It is in an isolated area that is surrounded by rich forest preserves. Hence there is no chance of contamination from anywhere. The water comes on the slopes through pure rainwater along with snowmelt. It leads to a sustainable yield totaling 393 million gallons on a daily basis. In fact, the total amount of water is high enough to provide enough water all the year round. And Waiākea Water is bottling just 1% of this water source.
Also, Waiākea Water makes use of 33% of renewable energy for its sourcing operations. In this way, it is supporting the conservation efforts of Hawaii.
Waiākea Water received the CarbonNeutral® certification in 2012. It is the first beverage in the world to receive this award. This was in recognition of the continued efforts being taken by them to preserve the ecosystem of Hawaii.
The CarbonNeutral® company, as well as Ecometrica, are the leading emissions consultants Waiākea Water is working with them in order to measure the environmental impact of its business and reduce it to zero. This is managed through various environmental reforms along with reforestation programs on a regional level.