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The Miracle of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water

In 2012, at the age of 22, young entrepreneur Ryan Emmons co-founded Waiakea, a bottled water company based in Hawaii. He was in the prime of his youth, and found it hard to work with other bottled water companies whose founders were all much older. So, he joined with other young entrepreneurs to work on creating a premium product that could not only be sustainable, but healthy, environmentally conscious, and ethical. As of October 2015, Waiakea has grown as a company by 4000% sinc 2012.

It all started when Emmons and his college buddy, Matt Meyer, landed on an opportunity to rent a well in Hawaii for the next 99 years. Since water is considered a precious resource by the Hawaiian natives, the well was only available for rent. Emmons and took the opportunity and founded Waiakea water in his freshman year at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water originates from the snow and rain that trickles down Mauna Loa, an active volcano on the main island of Hawaii. This source is amongst the most pure water on Earth, and because it filters through thousands of feet of volcanic rock, Waiakea water contains numerous minerals that promote bone, skin, and hair health.

Luckily, Mauna Loa is abundant in water so Emmons has been able to share his wealth with those in need. Every time someone buys a bottle of Waiakea Water, 650ml of clean H2O is donated to various disadvantaged communities in Malawi.

Not only are others saved by Ryan Emmons company, but the planet is saved as well. Each and every bottle of Waiakea water is made out of 100% recycled material, and takes 85% less energy to produce, bringing truth to the company’s slogan “drink healthy, drink sustainably, drink ethically”.

According to Specialty Food, being such a healthy, sustainable, and ethical product, how much does a bottle of Waiakea Water actually cost? At $1.79 for half a liter, Waiakea water is cheaper than most of its premium water competition! And of course, the taste is uniquely soft and refreshing according to Ryan Emmons.

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