“I wanted to create a product that not only quenches thirst but also raises awareness about the plastic pollution crisis,” the actor and passionate environmental activist said in a news release. “Mananalu is more than just water; it’s a movement towards a sustainable future.”
Mananalu Water, derived from the Hawaiian words “mana” (power) and “nalu” (wave), is sourced from natural springs and packaged in 100% recyclable aluminum cans, making it a refreshing alternative to single-use plastic bottles.
Momoa’s vision for the brand is to inspire change and promote a cleaner environment. As an advocate for clean oceans and a reduction in plastic pollution, he has been using his celebrity platform to push for environmental action.
“We need to shift our mindset and choose products that prioritize the planet’s well-being,” said Momoa. “With Mananalu, we’re empowering people to make a difference, one can at a time.”
Whole Foods, the Austin-based retailer and world’s leader in natural and organic foods launched Mananalu water at 514 of its stores across the U.S. earlier this month.
Customers can choose from four varieties of still, purified and triple-filtered water available in 16 oz. bottles made of infinitely recyclable aluminum: Pure, Tahitian Lime, Lilikoi Passion, and Pink Grapefruit.
For each bottle sold, Mananalu works with plastic-action platform rePurpose Global to remove the equivalent of one plastic bottle from ocean-going waste.