The core of Waiakea triple bottom line practices possibly stems from the practice of malama I ka aina which means “to respect and care for the land”. Also, the Waiakea way of manufacturing coincides with its symbiotic relationships with the environment. Waiakea chooses to protect the environment because that environment provides them with food, water, clothing, housing, and a range of other necessities.
Waiakea is a water bottling company like no other. This Hawaiian bottling company was established in 2012 and is a triple bottom line company that shows responsibility in the social, environmental (or ecological), and financial realm. As a premium water bottling company, Waiakea has been able to protect the environment through a number of sustainable practices.
First, Waiakea is able to name itself a sustainable entity because of the bottles it uses for its products. All of the bottles utilized by Waikea are 100% RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or recycled PET). 100% RPET bottles are better for the environment than regular or virgin plastic bottles because they use about 85% less energy to manufacture, which helps to reduce the resources that are needed from the environment. In addition to reducing the resources needed from the environment, this sustainable water bottling company is able to reduce the amount of emissions that it disperses into the air. When measured against regular plastic bottles being manufactured, Waikea emit over 90% less carbon emissions into the atmosphere. The 100% RPET bottles not only help to protect the environment but people as well. Waiakea bottles are BPA free so customers do not have to worry about facing a potential health risk because they would like to enjoy liquid refreshment.