How can I reuse or recycle butter wrappers?

butter.jpgWe’ve had an email from Amanda Bowens, asking for ideas on how to reuse or recycle butter wrappers.

The cheapest blocks of butter that I see tend to be wrapped in heavy duty grease-proof paper – so I guess they could be used as you’d use grease-proof paper – but what about the wrappers with the metallic print on the outside? They’re a bit more foil-y than standard paper but not full on foil-a-go-go.

Are they just paper (so can be recycled with the usual paper recycling) or something different?

Any suggestions for reuses?

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6 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle butter wrappers?”

  1. Frozen Flame says:

    Use the remnant butter on the wrapper to grease pans and cookie sheets.

  2. seraglia says:

    Hi you can also use the sturdy paper lined foil ones to bake potatoes on the barbecue or campfire.

    Final reuse? I guess you could do some emergency waterproofing or repairs with them.

  3. My Grandmother puts them on top of the meat joint for sunday roast, but we dont have that problem as we are vegetarian.

  4. Audey Lee says:

    Glue or paste them onto a surface for light and heat reflection. IE summertime greenhouse panels when it’s too hot. Though for that project I guess you’d need a lot of butter wrappers.

  5. John says:

    But i assume we cannot recycle them? Please can you confirm?

  6. Valeria says:

    Use as parchment paper for cookies or cupcakes.

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