Our Packaging

Championing Sustainable Packaging

At present, 93% of Lima's packaging is recyclable or compostable. Sustainability and ecology are paramount to us at Lima, and we are committed to continually enhancing our packaging. We consistently seek to utilise the most ecological materials possible, ensuring that product preservation remains uncompromised.

Tetra Pak Plant-Based Packaging

Our plant-based drinks and creamers are packaged in environmentally friendly materials. The cap, made entirely from 100% sugar cane, and the carton, consisting of 88% renewable vegetable materials, contribute to a reduction of CO2 emissions by 20% compared to standard Tetra Brik® Aseptic 1000 Edge packaging. Renewable materials, such as wood fibers and plant-based plastic from sugarcane, are advantageous for the climate as they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.

Our Tetra Paks are constructed from these renewable materials, ensuring traceability and sustainability. The cardboard is sourced via FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council), and the cap via Bonsucro. Additionally, our production process relies heavily on renewable energy sources, further reducing CO2 emissions compared to fossil alternatives.

Compostable, Recyclable and Renewable materials

Our rice packaging, along with our Shiitake, Sea Spaghetti, Nori, and Wakame packaging, are all home compostable. You can easily compost these packages in your own garden alongside fruit and vegetable waste. Similarly, our tea comes in compostable packaging. The foil surrounding the box and the tea bag (without staple) are compostable at home, preserving the aroma of the tea. Additionally, the cardboard box is recyclable.

Our rice syrup is packaged in a bottle made from 100% vegetable HDPE, significantly reducing its CO2 footprint compared to fossil HDPE (nearly 90% difference). This packaging is recyclable.

The bags for our coffee substitutes (Chicory 250 g & 500 g, Yannoh filter 500 g & 1 kg) are crafted using 60% renewable vegetable materials. This packaging is also recyclable.

We utilise recycled cardboard exclusively for our cartons, though not for direct product packaging. Recycled cardboard may contain mineral oils from inks, glue, and other elements, which can potentially migrate into the product. Therefore, recycled cardboard is only used when products are adequately protected against migration, such as when wrapped in aluminium foil.

Products wrapped in foil (rice cakes, grains, and noodles, for example) are packaged using PP polypropylene or PE polyethylene, chosen for their neutrality and effective moisture barrier, ensuring product preservation. These bags and foils are also recyclable.

Our glass bottles and jars are recyclable. It's important to separate coloured and non-coloured glass for recycling purposes, as non-coloured glass can be recycled into non-coloured glass, while coloured glass retains its colour. Additionally, using recycled glass in production can sometimes result in 25% less energy consumption compared to using raw materials.


Here at Lima, we are also a member of Fost Plus, which means we contribute to the collection, sorting and recycling of packaging. You can recognize this by the green point that is organized for each European country.

The FSC quality mark guarantees a responsible origin from sustainably-managed forests and/or recycling. Moreover, wood and wood-derived products or other forest products can only bear the FSC mark if the processing chain from forest to end product can be checked for traceability. The strict requirements of the FSC label and its credibility are widely recognized. The FSC label is the only label of its kind supported by environmental organizations such as WWF and Greenpeace, as well as by social and economic bodies.

Biogarantie, founded in 1987, is the Belgian private label for organic farming. The label can be found on food products. Biogarantie guarantees ecological, social and economic sustainability. The label stands for fair price, care for water, energy, biodiversity, transport, packaging and waste. The check is carried out by independent control bodies that are recognized by the Belgian government.