Waiakea Water is Conserving the Environment with the World’s First Degradable Plastic

As hard to believe as it may sound, it is true that Waiakea the Hawaiian beverage company has finally been able to manufacture the world’s first degradable plastic bottle. Plastic water bottles are by far the leading cause of water pollution. By eliminating this hurdle, Waiakea has not only helped address a key environmental issue but also improved its business opportunity.

Waiakea’s degradable bottles have the potential of changing the whole world’s approach of plastic bottles. You may wonder how this beverage company has been able to achieve this great milestone that has taken scientist many decades to crack. The simple trick the company used was TimePlast the first and only patent in the market that makes their plastic bottles nano-degradable. This component helps break down from a thousand years the degradable clock of plastic to only fifteen years according to Waiakea founder.

Despite the fact that Waiakea’s degradable bottle has a weaker bond compared to normal bottles the manufacture was keen to ensure that it still retained the properties found in ordinary bottles. While this may seem easier in layman’s language in the actual sense, it’s not, but Waiakea nonetheless was able to succeed. It took the company over 1,200 experiment and five years of testing before finally approving this bottle. Note, in addition to Waiakea’s bottle being degradable; it is also one hundred percent recyclable.

About Waiakea


Waiakea Water is a beverage company founded by Ryan Emmons in 2012 to help people enjoy the cool and enriching water from Hawaii. The water packaged by Waiakea is single sourced from the Hawaii Island. Unlike other water, Waiakea’s is rich in nutrients and studies confirm that they help in the sustainable development of the body.

In addition to selling water, Waiakea is in the business of manufacturing its bottles. The Waiakea’s degradable bottles are a great addition to the environmental conservation efforts the company is committed to meeting. In addition to being degradable, they are cost-friendly to any person within the economy.

Currently, Waiākea is headquartered in Culver City, California and has an employee population of 11-50 staff. The company is committed to its mission of providing its customers with sustainable water till date.