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  Sean, feeling sad about all of his plastic use. After my homework last week for my Single Use Plastic post in our collaborative social media series with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies I'm ready to confess a few things.  I began doing some research on types of single use plastics as, they are one of the main sources of marine plastic pollution. What I discovered was REALLY OVERWHELMING. There are so many sites and organizations who are publishing information about the single use plastic problem. It was great to discover that there are so many passionate people spreading awareness...

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If you read the first post in this collaborative series with The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies you know we are here to learn together about how to keep TLPF's (those little plastic fuckers [microplastics]) out of the ocean.  It seems natural to start with the main contributor to this problem: laundering synthetic clothing. Photo courtesy of Coraball Each year, more than a half-million metric tons of microfibers—the equivalent of 50 billion plastic water bottles—enter the ocean from the washing of synthetic textiles, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. - The Wall Street Journal I don't...

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A while back someone sent me a National Geographic article that reported finding microplastics in 90% of sea salts from all over the world.

As an owner of a sea salt harvesting business, this news was horrifying. 

As a human being on planet earth in 2019... well, it wasn't necessarily all that shocking.

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While we only gathered what we could pack out in little saddle bags, today was a success!

Who's ready for Fireweed sea salt?

 

 

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Let’s talk about using sea salt for a minute. I’ve had the pleasure of working with many customers in the store recently who have never heard of or ever imagined using salt that wasn’t highly refined, chemically washed, and bleached before pouring it into a shaker.

Let’s be clear about something: Good salt shouldn’t shake. Period.

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