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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
"For me, Hawai'i is where my direct connection to this earth is rooted. It's the foundation of all the emotions that surge through my veins, a culmination of decades of fear, love, and loss. I consider myself merely a reflection of the past."
Many parallels can be drawn between yogic philosophy and the core values underpinning Hawaiian culture. The Way of Aloha and Yoga both describe a state of being where we are presently aware of our intimate connection to a greater whole through love, or aloha. This is living life in the now.
Hawaii has consistently ranked as the happiest state in America. So what's the secret? Naturally, we assume it's Hawaii's idyllic setting of beautiful beaches and great weather. Who wouldn't be happy in all that sunshine? But there's more to it than that. The Hawaiian language is a keyhole view into the local's culture and approach to life, showing what to "Live Aloha" truly means.