Recent news has emerged detailing how microplastics (super fine particles of plastic) which have broken down from trash that's made its way into our oceans, lakes and eventually our water supply can now be found in a common food seasoning many use daily.
The ocean has several patches of waste floating about and wildlife often mistake plastics for food. Given that living organisms and ecosystems are unquestionably interlinked, it really is no wonder that microplastics in bodies of water are found in seafood such as fish and shellfish. If this wasn't startling enough, contamination by microplastic is now present in sea salt originating from at least eight different countries.
Many experts make the claim that the level of micro plastics present in sea salt is safe for consumption. But who wants to ingest plastic?
May we suggest natural substitute, Himalayan pink salt? Not only will you prevent micro plastics from winding up on your dinner table, you'll also get dozens of naturally occurring minerals and trace elements. This rock salt is available in large pieces or finely ground in most grocery stores and we highly recommend you use it in place of salts you suspect are impure.
The reason this conversation exists is in large part due to our (unnecessary) reliance on polluting plastic. Plastic is unavoidable in modern life but we can all reduce the amount of plastic that enters our homes. This is possible by buying more bulk foods, reusing bags and jars and choosing products that are minimally packaged. Collectively, we all can pitch in to keep plastic out of nature and away from wildlife.