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  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Where Your Waiakea Bottle Came From

    A lot of people wonder why we use plastic bottles when we put so much emphasis on being healthy, ethical, and most importantly, sustainable. It's common to associate plastic with pollution.  Most plastic actually harms the environment if not recycled, so Waiakea makes sure that its bottles aren't like any other plastic bottles. Each and every Waiakea bottle comes from high-grade 100% RPET, or [...]
  • A Friendsgiving Luau

    The holidays are finally here and Thanksgiving is creeping up faster than anyone expected! It’s all about food, giving thanks, and being around our Ohana. Ohana doesn’t always refer to our biological family--it’s inclusive of our “extended” family, the friends that we call family. This is why the “Friendsgiving” trend is more popular than you might think, especially among Millennials. It's a new [...]
  • A Fully Degradable Waiakea Bottle Coming in 2018

    From the very start, Waiakea has been passionately committed to creating a fully sustainable end-of-life packaging option for its bottles. Five years and over 1,200 experiments later, Waiakea is proud to announce that we are one step closer to achieving a FULLY DEGRADABLE BOTTLE! Yup, you heard that right.

The Ohia Tree: Waiakea Employees Volunteer To Protect this Sacred Species of Hawaii

The Hawaiian people began their unique and deeply interconnected relationship with nature back in ancient times. It was then that Mother Earth was an integral player in their survival and even became a major player in their culture and day to day beliefs, especially trees.     The Story of The Ohia Lehua Tree Since ancient times, the Ohia Lehua tree has been a much loved member of native forests [...]
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Get Glowing, Clear Skin the Natural Way

With skin being your largest organ, there is no doubt that it requires some extra TLC….especially when it comes to that deeply coveted glow everyone is in search of. While there are an abundance of products on the market that tout breakthrough formulas that will give you everything you want and more when it comes to your skin, the reality is that there is no magic cream, cleanser, mask or toner [...]
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Get Your Acai Game On with Culinary Queen, Serena Poon

Culinary queen, celebrity nutritionist and Waiakea Ambassador, Serena Poon, has crafted some seriously drool-worthy acai bowl recipes for you to experiment with this summer. She cites protein smoothie bowls as one of her favorite quick go-to's after a workout or even as a mid-day meal. Considering the fact that they are nutrient dense and bursting with flavors, Serena loves the energy boost that [...]
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What You Shoud Know About Fluoride In Drinking Water

Since the 1950s, Americans have been embroiled within an environmental controversy surrounding fluoridation, debating whether or not fluorides—ionic compounds containing the element fluorine—should be added to public water systems. On one side you have a group of scientists from government and industry that argue the addition of fluoride to water protects teeth from decay. On the other side are [...]
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Tips On How You Can Live Like It’s Earth Day, Every Day

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”- Margaret Mead   Get Fluent In Climate Change Education is the foundation for progress and it starts with bringing awareness to the unprecedented threat it poses to our planet. The time is now when it comes to educating the future generations that will be the [...]
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What Is rPET Plastic?

 PET & rPET Plastic, Defined  rPET stands for recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or recycled PET.  PET (polyethylene terephthalate) itself is a polymer used to widely manufacture affordable, durable and recyclable containers and packaging as well as a form of polyester. PET containers are identified by a #1 code on the bottom. By converting post consumer waste into a valuable resource, rPET [...]
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Riding The Wave Of Sustainability: Big Companies That Are Doing Big Things

To create meaningful change when it comes to the protection of our planet, we need to pursue sustainability at the industry level. Businesses have a unique and important opportunity to be a part of the solution. The same opportunity isn’t as readily accessible by individuals, or governments for that matter, due to lack of funding, limited reach and scale, red tape, slow governmental rulings, and [...]
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a full summer body workout in 15 minutes

  With the summer months fast approaching, we recruited Waiakea Ambassador and fitness guru, Mona-Jane Hannemann, to craft a bikini body workout that you can crush anywhere, anytime-- no excuses! Below is her quick and dirty 15 minute workout with images.
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The never ending voyage of Hōkūleʻa

Back in June, Waiakea in partnership with OluKai welcomed the crew of Hawaii’s legendary Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa, as they arrived in New York City, making first landfall on the mainland. Flashforward and the Hōkūleʻa is heading from Rapa Nui to Pitcarin. This marks one of the final legs of its voyage which has been dedicated to delivering the message of Malama Honu—to care for our [...]
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Living aloha

Far more than just a quotidian salutation, ‘aloha’ is a state of being and a way of life that pervades Hawaiian culture. ‘Aloha' encompasses living in complete harmony with the Earth and those around you; it fosters a deep appreciation of relationships; it translates to the sending and receiving of positive energy; it is rooted in love, peace, and trust. To live with aloha is to live with a set [...]
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Pets & ph: why your pet should be drinking alkaline water

Dogs and cats are prone to the very same ailments and diseases as humans. Both of our diets are often saturated with unhealthy foods devoid of nutrients and minerals. Think of processed dog and cat food as the equivalent of fast food. If you wouldn’t want to eat McDonald’s for every meal of the day, why would you allow your pet to do just that? Drinking naturally alkaline water can deliver [...]
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World Water day

Taking place on March 22nd of every year, World Water Day is an opportunity to appreciate a most precious resource we undoubtedly take for granted. More importantly, it serves as a call for us all to become champions for progress by providing solutions to the pressing global water crisis. World Water Day, founded by the United Nations some 20 years ago, draws attention to more than just [...]
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