Consumers today are more environmentally cautious than ever and focused on reducing their carbon footprint. Bottled water companies have had the brunt of the hate the last few years for the waste of billions of used water bottles making their way into incinerators and landfills across the country in the United States.
According to Forbes, Waiakea water has proven to be an exception to the rule though with their continued growth in the last three and a half years. Ryan Emmons co-founded the Hawaiian bottled water company in 2012 and ever since has seen great success in his endeavors. The company has seen a 4000% growth and sees an annual growth of 170%. Learn more about Waiakea Water: https://gust.com/companies/waiakea
The attention has garnered many accounts and local distributors signing up to gain access to the Waiakea springs bottled water, including nationally recognized big players like Whole Foods. Currently, the company is valued at over $10 million which will no doubt increase in the upcoming years.
The Hawaiian bottled water is unique in its mineral content due to being filtered through over 14,000 feet of volcanic rock. When the water finally comes out its mineral composition is uniquely making it one of the naturally purest, naturally alkaline water sources in the world. The water contains potassium, magnesium, calcium electrolytes, and even trace amounts of silica.
Ryan Emmons’ company has even gone to extra strides to ensure they’re able to be environmentally conscious when it comes to their water brand. Their bottled water is the first to be stamped as CarbonNeutral due to the extra strides the company has taken.
During the manufacturing process, the company uses 33% renewable energy to make the bottled water. Even the plastic is special using a specific, recycled kind of plastic that consumes 85% energy to manufacture compared to traditional plastic water bottles used in the past. This has allowed the company to cut down on their carbon emissions by up to 90%.
The continued growth and success of Ryan Emmons’ company have certainly set the bar high for other bottled water companies. Setting a new example for future bottled water and beverage companies to follow.