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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.

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.
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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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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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Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a time of excess: heaps of food, piles of wrapping paper, gifts galore. Amidst all of the holiday commotion, there are a few mindful yet simple ways we can minimize waste.
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Bottled Water: A Call For Change

In a call for change, Waiakea founder Ryan Emmons talks about bottled water, sustainability, and what we can do to try and change the beverage industry for the better in a recent feature on Environmental Leader: "The sustainability of bottled water has been a consistently tested and embittered subject for a variety of reasons. Issues with its packaging and sourcing have remained high profile, [...]
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Murky Waters: California’s Water Management Lacks Transparency

Murmurs of ‘water wars’ can be heard throughout the media landscape, and for good reason.
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MĀLAMA I KA ‘ĀINA

Mālama i ka ‘āina: To respect and care for the land
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