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Waiakea Volcanic Water is Better for a Reason August 3, 2018

It’s hard to argue which bottled water brand is the best. Everyone has their preferred brand, but water tastes the same to most people. It really comes down to price for most people, and that has led to an environmental crisis that cannot be ignored any longer.

As the world focuses on fixing the planet, the question of plastic’s usefulness has come into question. Some believe that plastic should be removed from society entirely, while others argue its low-cost and ease of use. While plastic is useful, there are millions of plastic products floating in the oceans and littering every environment.

The problem with plastic isn’t its usefulness or cost; it’s a lack of recycling. Most people don’t recycle in general, let alone recycle plastic. While some countries have stepped up and started recycling on a federal level, most still use landfills or dump into the oceans.

Everyone’s heard of Garbage Island, but most people don’t know the full extent. While the United States isn’t the most significant contributor to the plastic crisis, it’s done enough damage to take some of the blame. That’s why Waiakea Water started to change the beverage industry years ago.

The first problem they tackled was providing water that was naturally filtered and enriched. While other companies claim their water is naturally filtered, many of them add nutrients and minerals to give their water flavor and substance. Waiakea Water consists of snowmelt and rainfall that’s been filtered through 14,000 feet of porous volcanic rock.

The rock enriches the water before spitting it out of streams all over Hawaii. Secondly, Waiakea Water embraced the local people, naming their brand Waiakea. Most important, Waiakea uses a different type of plastic. Their plastic requires less energy to be produced and it degrades in only 15 years.

Every other plastic either doesn’t degrade at all or takes 1,000 years to degrade. That means all the plastic floating around will spend the next 1,000 years poisoning the oceans and land.

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