CAPEA BRAND - NATURE´S BEST
In Spanish, "Capea" means "Mastering it Skillful". It has been like that for several years already, and our heraldic motto is still prevailing.
Our Atlantic Sea Salt is harvested in Spain´s coast and arose as a German-Spanish project back in 1992.
The idea was to obtain natural sea salt, without anticaking agents. that could be used in organic food and by feed producers.
WHY IS CAPEA ATLANTIC SEA SALT SO SPECIAL?
Plastic in salt / NEWS / 01.19
Capea Atlantic Sea Salt / Microplastic - Impact on Human HealthMicroplastics derive from the huge amount of plastics all over the world. They have been found in all kind of food products. Honey, Sugar, Salt, Mineral Water, Milk and many more. For CAPEA Atlantic Sea Salt there is good news. Our sea salt was tested several times by a specialized German laboratory. The microplastics values are very low. The salines are located on the South of Spain, where the iberic peninsula stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean. The waters are notably unpolluted and regularly controlled. Our salt basins are embedded in natural reserves and the pollution is therefore reduced. The Atlantic Ocean of the European Coast is less affected than others. The intake of microplastics by consuming our sea salt is very small. The density of microplastics found in salt varies, those from Asian brands were especially high. Furthermore, hand harvested salts are obviously more affected, but there is no reason to exaggerate. We are doing our best to reduce the use of plastic. We started using innovative material for our Capea 25kg bags, reducing 18,5 % of plastic packaging material that way.
Sustainablity & Free Trade
Sustainability is an integral part of our company´s DNA.
Capea Atlatic Sea Salt produces a minimal ecological footprint. Raw sea salt is produced with the sun and wind. Rock salt or vaccum salt requires a lot of energy to produce it.
In terms of CO2 emissions the production of sea salt is the best option. A lot of salt mines are far away and the salt must be transported a lot of miles. On the other way, Capea Sea Salt is shipped to Hamburg and distributed from here or distributed directly to our clients. The distances are shorter and the ecological impact is lower.
When we created the brand CAPEA the aim was to maintan the balance of industrial production and the Evironment. The question is, if it makes sense to consume a local unhealthily mined salt or to import a healthy salt, even if it produces a bigger ecological footprint.
In the case of sea salt the decision is easier, because of the small ecological footprint of sea salt. Nevertheless, each time the pro and contras must be considered. Sustainabilty shouldn´t reduce the free trade with developing countries.
Developing countries can benefit from the free trade. Jobs are created in poor or developing regions, by exporting salt or other food. Free trade and Sustainability should go hand in hand. Improving the quality of Life of all citizens over the world.