How to Dispose of Parchment Paper Responsibly

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Parchment paper is a versatile kitchen item that is commonly used for baking and cooking. When it comes to disposing of parchment paper, there are a few methods you can use to avoid sending it to the landfill.

The first option is to reuse the parchment paper if it is still clean and in good condition. After each use, simply wipe off any food debris and store it in a dry place. You can reuse parchment paper multiple times before it loses its non-stick properties.

If the parchment paper is no longer reusable, it can be composted. Parchment paper is typically made from unbleached or bleached paper that has been coated with silicone, which gives it its non-stick properties. This coating is generally biodegradable and will break down in a composting environment.

Lastly, if composting is not an option for you, parchment paper can be placed in the regular trash. While it is not biodegradable in a landfill, it does not pose any environmental or safety risks.