For offering a 100% recyclable water bottle, Waiakea water will now carry the flag for a pioneer effort to salvage the environment from the plastic disaster. As the world continues to debate feasible alternatives to the traditional plastic packaging, Waiakea has invested heavily in groundbreaking environmental initiatives. Having introduced the world to a triple-bottom-line premium brand of Hawaiian volcanic water, the company needed to take an extra step in environmental protection. According to the company, environmental protection incorporates taking proactive measures to eliminate degradation, protect natural ecosystems, and build on sustainability.
Waiakea water has continually personified this commitment with numerous environmental initiatives. Offering a healthy brand of drinking water, embracing ethical social causes, charitable organization culture, and reducing emission levels were commendable environmental initiatives by the bottled water company. Nonetheless, above these initiatives, Waiakea water needed to rethink the plastic packaging phenomenon. Thus was born a groundbreaking venture whose peak will be the onset of the next era of plastic packaging. Waiakea water will now pioneer the use of fully degradable plastic water bottles.
The Justified Onset of Plastic Packaging
The last century has helped profile the Industrial Revolution with, among many other features, environmental degradation, and pollution. It has taken less than half a century for plastic packaging to bring the globe on its knees with landfills of plastic pollution. Plastic packaging is the golden choice of any manufacturer. Among the many advantages that plastic offers a manufacture, include:
a) Being lightweight in volume thus easy to use and transport
b) Only require low-cost artificial manufacturing for rapid generation
c) Easy to model in size and shape for packaging
d) Conveniently disposable for the user
e) Durable thus idea for any product life
Acknowledging the Plastic Menace
The result of these advantages has been everybody making plastic bottles and wraps everywhere and at any given time. Today, plastics contribute over 5 million tonnes of waste in the UK alone. In December of 2015, the European Union joined hands with the United Nations to condemn traditional plastic packaging, and prioritize anti-plastic environmental protection. That however has been a superficial assessment of a problem whose environmental threat is gigantic.
The key challenge that plastic poses to global management infrastructure is the recycling process. Over 90% of the plastic waste collected globally has not been recycled, and plastic takes over 400 years to decompose. Incineration only adds to the landfills that 70% of the non-recycled plastics has already piled, not mentioning the environmental threat posed by incineration. Given that the first plastic bottles ever made still have over three centuries left before decomposing, and the globe has over 8.3 billion metric tons still in landfills, the fate of the environment is already dreadful.
New Era of Plastic Packaging
The urgency and essence with which the globe must value of any environmental Initiative, goes far beyond any marketing pitch or brand promotion, as is exemplified by Waikiki. The central feature Waiakea water using degradable plastic water bottles will be the elimination of the 400-year landfills, accompanied by wanton destruction of drainages and natural land, air or marine life cycles. Waiakea water now comes with 100% recyclable packaging. The initiative will help redefine waste management infrastructure with the world’s first fully degradable plastic bottles for industrial water packaging. Given the number of advantages listed above, among many others, which make plastic packaging is the golden choice of any manufacturer, it will not be easy to eliminate plastics from modern waste.
This reality explains why, despite the many dangers plastics pose to the environment, very few governments are enforcing a ban on plastics. The cost implication of abandoning the traditional plastic packaging has also received insignificant support from many stakeholders. It will be hard to preach increased expenses and reduced profitability, to business empires that exclusively rely on plastic packaging. Users will also voice similar concerns, when forced to abandon the easy to use, convenient, and costless feature of plastic packaging. Fighting the elimination of plastics from modern supermarkets and retail stores portend insignificant hope for the environment.
The new era of plastic packaging however, is not be anchored on overall ban of all plastics. Rather than ban the plastics, the most successful venture will be to reconfigure the artificial constituents of plastic towards environmental protection and sustainability. Changing the negative features that makes plastic waste as dangerous to the environment, holds the key to having over 90% of the global waste volume unrecycled. Waiakea water will therefore take the lead in shaping that future, by adding TimePlast Nano-additives to the recycled plastic materials (RPET). The result will now be Waiakea water packaged in 100% recyclable water bottle.
Fully recyclable plastic packaging will eliminate all the threats that plastic has imposed on the environment today. Indeed, what makes the degradable bottle as promising in environmental protection includes such features as:
a) Elimination of chemical constituents harmful to natural ecosystems
b) Replacing aromatic polyesters with biodegradable additives for enhanced biodegradation
c) Reduced lifespan of the plastic packaging by 98%, thus transforming the age from 400 years to less than 8 years
d) Adopting Nano technology capable of positively transforming the global CPG industry quickly and at a minimal cost
e) Introducing a novel edge of plastic packaging by adding infinite potential to weight, flexibility, and purity
f) Reducing the artificial manufacturing costs for new packaging material
g) Reducing overall expenditure in waste management
The capital cost of using recyclable plastic packaging may be gigantic at first, for commercial interests, but the overall outcome will be immeasurably gigantic for both the businesses and the consumers. The core of environmental initiatives must always remain eliminating degradation, protecting natural ecosystems, and building on sustainability. Nonetheless, it will take a commitment resolution by governments, organizations, and commercial stakeholders to embrace the new era of plastic packaging. Commendably, Waiakea water has already taken that step and provided a role model for an environmentally conscious global village. Indeed, besides offering Hawaiian volcanic water therefore, Waiakea water will now consolidate the symbol of being environmentally friendly.