A number of studies conducted around the world in recent years have concluded there is now no doubt that microplastics have found their way into the world’s sea salt – one of the most basic ingredients in our food production system.
The most common of these microplastic ingredients found in salt is polyethylene terephthalate – a material used to make many of the world’s plastic bottles and sometimes referred to as ‘the World’s most useful plastic’.
This short film by the Seeker team takes an interesting and fresh look at the problem.
we have yet to fully understand the true impact this will have on human health
Of course, the fact we are now seasoning our food, inadvertently, with plastics means we have yet to fully understand the true impact this will have on human health.
One thing is sure, the sea and the abundance in foods and food products from the sea that humanity has enjoyed for millennia may not be something we will be able to take for granted for much longer.