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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.

Waiakea Makes the 2017 Inc. 5000 List for Fastest Growing Companies in America

Waiakea is proud to announce its inclusion in the top 500 of Inc. 5000's list of the fastest growing companies in America! Celebrating an impressive 1,022 percent growth over the past three years, Waiakea will be among the elite companies honored at this year’s Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala on Oct. 10 in Palm Desert, California. “It is such a great honor to be included in the prestigious Inc. 5000 [...]
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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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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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BUY A TEE, PLANT 5 TREES

We are thrilled to introduce Waiakea's sustainable and ethical apparel line! Aside from being extra soft and comfy, these tees embody Waiakea’s mission to Live Sustainably. With each apparel item purchased, Waiakea will plant five trees to aid in the restoration of healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, Ethiopia and Nepal. By partnering with Eden Projects, Waiakea aims to have a global positive [...]
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Hawa Ali: The Story of a Future

  Hawa Ali is a 50 year old woman from Mwalabu village. She represents a growing global network of people currently benefitting from the Pump Aid initiatives that are in conjunction with Waiakea. The work that Pump Aid does is critical during this global water crisis. Although access to clean water is a fundamental right, for many, it is a life or death daily struggle. But you can help change [...]
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Why Clean drinking water is a global crisis

650 million people across the world live without access to clean water. That equates to 1 in every 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. But obtaining this basic life necessity can be backbreaking, all consuming work that sustains gender inequality. Women and young girls devote their days to lugging 40 pounds of [...]
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2 New Wells Built in Malawi: Give Clean Water

We are thrilled to announce that Waiakea has helped build two new wells in Makata and Puwere, Malawi. While official estimates claim that roughly 2.4 million people living in rural Malawi are without access to a safe water source, the actual number may be twice as high – largely due to increasingly non-functional water points and a rapidly growing population (Pump Aid). To combat this growing [...]
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Cultural Significance of Water in Hawai'i: World Water Day

The significance of water for Hawaiians runs much deeper than how the western world views it today. Fresh water was more than a means to an end; it shaped social divisions, played an important role in the stories of procreation, and was the currency of societal wealth.
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Flint Water Crisis 'Suggests a Failing In Society's Concept of Water'

Water, water everywhere and not a drop that’s safe to drink. The water crisis in Flint, MI and lead contamination in Sebring, OH may lead some to think America’s water supply is at risk nationwide; and they may be right. In the aftermath of Flint resident’s exposure to dangerous levels of lead when the city decided to switch its water resource from Lake Huron, federal investigations have revealed [...]
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Waiakea Installs Another 2 Water Pumps: Clean Water for Malawi

We're proud to share that another 2 new water pumps have been built and installed in Kasonda and Kathobwa, Malawi, providing 236 community members with clean and protected drinking water!
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Malawi: Deadly Flooding Cuts Off Access to Clean Water Supply

Malawi is currently facing deadly flooding after weeks of torrential rain compounded by the Tropical Cyclone Bansi, with another storm looming on the horizon - Tropical Cyclone Chedza, expected to be far more destructive than the former.
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Pump Aid: Donate Water

 
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