Dear Dot: Is parchment paper reusable?



Dear Dot,

I’ve been doing a lot of pandemic baking. Can I reuse or recycle my parchment paper? 

–Nancy, West Tisbury

Dear Nancy, 

As long as there’s no discoloration, feel free to reuse your parchment paper a few times. The brand If You Care is compostable and FSC-certified (a highly reputable certification program related to wood and paper products). But, as almost always, the most eco-minded choice is the reusable one, which means a silicone baking sheet is your greenest choice.



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