Oryx Desert Salt has altered its packaging and introduced refill boxes for its entire range in a bid to reduce its environmental impact.
“The average consumer often doesn’t know that producing our salt has a social and environmental impact far beyond what they might expect and we believe it’s important to know what that impact is,’ says Samantha Skyring, CEO and founder of Oryx Desert Salt.
“We’re finding that more and more consumers want to know the story about the social and environmental conditions they are buying into beyond just the product itself. We’re a local South African company harvesting pristine, natural salt in an environmentally sustainable way within our own country.”
“We’ve given a lot of thought to how we can make our packaging more sustainable,’ adds Skyring. “We have replaced paper stick-on labels with labels printed directly onto recyclable glass bottles and our ceramic grinder heads last up to ten to 12 times longer than normal plastic throw-away grinders.”
Oryx has also introduced refill boxes to encourage consumers to refill and reuse grinders.
Oryx has supplier relationships with several local enterprises which all share a common empowerment goal for the people working inside these organizations.
For every product sold, a percentage is donated to the Khomani San and Mier communities.