It was reported in 2014 that over 650 million people lacked the access to clean water. Considering that is more than twice the amount of the population in the United States alone, it is a devastating statistic that impacts many people in the world. Aside from the ability to have clean water, more than 2.3 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation. Unfortunately, 37% of the reported statistic resides in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that this percentage will increase significantly in the next ten years.
Nestled in the eastern base of the Mauna Loa volcano lays the valuable source of water. It collects over 200 inches of pure rainwater and melted snow each year. This converts into 393 million gallons of sustainability per year. In 2012, Waiakea became one of the world’s first beverages ever to be awarded the Carbon Neutral Certification. Waiakea works to preserve the body of water found in the Hawaiian rain forest. Waiakea only uses 100% RPET bottles that utilize low emission and are packed with fresh water nutrients. They utilize high grade RPET, which is recycled polyethylene terephtalate for all of their bottles. They have worked hard to make sure that their water is of the purest quality with the lowest emissions possible, enhancing the environment and cutting back on waste.