Waiakea Water recently announced that its bottled water products would be packaged in degradable bottles in 2018. The brand will use TimePlast bottles, which are patented as nano-degradable plastics. One exciting thing about the nano-degradable plastics is that they are 100 percent recyclable. They also have a lifespan of 15 years as compared to other plastics whose lifespan is 1,500 years.
Waiakea is reported to be the first company that will include TimePlast’s nano-degradation technology in its packaging operations. The brand’s CEO and founder, Ryan Emmons, TimePlast’s technology is one of its kind in this century. He thinks that the technology used a different approach to handling polymers.
TimePlast’s bottles were chosen for packaging by Waiakea because of their sustainability. This means that the products have been designed to counter plastic pollution by decaying quickly. They can also be converted into carbon-based wax, which can quickly decay, through chemical processes.
For TimePlast’s nano-degradation technology to become effective, it involved 1,200 experiments conducted within a timeframe of five years. The time was spent on fine-tuning the oxidation and solvation processes. It was also spent on filing and obtaining a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The cost of producing nano-degradable plastics is relatively low when compared to that of regular plastics.
Waiakea’s products have a sleek and patented design. They are also beneficial when it comes to sustainability, health, and charity. The brand came into existence in 2012. Its bottled water is tapped from the alkaline-rich volcanic rock of Mauna Loa Volcano. The volcanic mountain is among other natural resources on this planet known to have clean water. Waiakea made history when it became the first US brand to earn a Carbo Neural Certification.
Ryan Emmons is among the executives who have helped Waiakea grow from a local bottled water company to an international one. As the CEO, he has been steadfast in overseeing innovative activities undertaken at Waiakea. For instance, he oversaw Waiakea’s collaboration with TimePlast that involved recyclable and degradable plastic.
Charity work is part of Waiakea’s mission of serving people. In association with PumpAid, the company helps people experiencing difficulties in getting clean water. Waiakea achieves this objective by donating 650 liters of water for every sale of a branded bottle.