What is an alternative to parchment paper

Parchment paper - recyclable or not?

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Comment from Maria, May 20, 2015 at 2:52 p.m. (UTC):
... and on top of that, even those who should know don't know.

Thanks for your detailed explanation!


Comment from:May 22nd, 2015 at 3:37 pm (UTC)


Dear Maria,

Thank you, we are very happy!
Greetings from Daniel and Stefanie

Comment from Angela, November 4th, 2016 at 8:15 p.m. (UTC):
Incidentally, the silicone in baking paper, even if it is always claimed, is not or extremely poorly degradable.

Comment from Odi, 07/07/2017 at 13:34 (UTC):
There is now baking paper without silicone. Just google it - chemical-free baking paper. Or look in the blog at DirektNatur.info.

Comment from Daizy, December 3rd, 2017 at 6:43 pm (UTC):
Thank you very much for the work and explanation. The "parchment question" just came up for us too. This butter is also available in our organic market and, thanks to the good news, is now being bought.

Comment from Vera, 04/07/2018 at 8:16 p.m. (UTC):
I only came across the blog today because I have recently been trying to live plastic-free, or above all trying to find food that is not only unpacked in the display, but also gets there without plastic. I would like to only eat foods that are not included
Have come into contact with plastic. In fact, that is almost impossible. I found the article on the various papers very good. Unfortunately, I still don't know what kind of paper the most is wrapped in at the weekly market. Isn't wax paper also made from waste oil ??? Aren't the gas bottle lids made of aluminum? Etc. I am actually on the verge of giving up, even though I am aware that living plastic-free can help even on a small scale ...

Comment from:April 8th, 2018 at 13:59 (UTC)


Hello dear Vera,
nice that you found here and read through so much! :-).
100% plastic-free is really very difficult at the moment, also when it comes to food. You cannot rule out how the food that is then processed will be delivered. Possibly also in plastic? It's really not that easy. The lids of the glass bottles also have a small plastic coating on the inside, often even containing BPA. If you want to get around that too, swing-top bottles with ceramic lids are an alternative. Milk can be poured into milk filling stations, vinegar and oil can be poured into unpackaged shops and the water can be poured directly from the tap into the glass. Then you can even avoid a large part of the lids. Tap water is just as good and even cheaper and is also varied with herbs, flowers or a dash of juice.
Kind regards Stefanie

Comment from Jule, 08/27/2018 at 7:31 PM (UTC):
Excellent! Thanks for the research, I bought the butter today because my boyfriend likes to eat butter and wanted to send an email tomorrow to make sure where it goes. I'm spared that now only at the bakery you never know what you will get

Comment from Mia Pienitz, 02/17/2019 at 8:59 am (UTC):
Now that's a different paper. It is actually a real parchment paper from a Swedish paper manufacturer. I have had the corresponding declarations of conformity sent to me.
The new paper is actually a compostable parchment paper.

LG, Mia

Comment from:February 17, 2019 at 4:18 pm (UTC)


Hello Mia,
By definition, parchment paper is extremely wet-strength and not compostable. Parchment replacement paper, on the other hand, is compostable. It would have been less misleading at the beginning to declare that exactly. Of course, it is otherwise not surprising when inquiries are made. But peanuts! The important thing is: it is compostable! Find it exemplary that this company uses this instead of aluminum etc!

Comment from Annegret, April 15, 2019 at 11:40 am (UTC):
have you ever asked if the glass is still the same paper? It's been over 3 years now.
LG Annegret

Comment from:April 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. (UTC)


Hello Annegret,
no, I haven't, as it is still compostable - at least it is no longer to be found in my compost. That's why I saw no incentive to ask again. Why did you think it was necessary? Do you refer to Mia's comment about the question? I just tried to explain that "real" parchment paper can be highly wet-strength and therefore not compostable, "compostable" parchment paper cannot be parchment paper in the original sense, but has to be one of the new forms: parchment replacement paper, which are all compostable .
It's all about the term in their declaration. And that was the reason that led to this post.
best regards

Comment from Alex, 08/16/2020 at 13:54 (UTC):
Not compostable does not mean that it is not biodegradable.

I cannot imagine that shredded cellulose and sulfur would create a non-degradable product at the same time. It will only take longer with real parchment paper.

Otherwise real parchment paper would have to be a new chemical compound that no bacteria, no fungus and nothing could break down. I don't suppose so.

Comment from:08/17/2020 at 05:19 (UTC)


Hi Alex,
I also assume that real parchment paper is biodegradable. Biodegradable is a flexible term anyway. This means that even many plastics are biodegradable. The only question is when and with what effects.
But gensu that is important for compostability and defined.
At home, theoretically, I can even throw biodegradable foils on the compost if I don't care that it will take longer and I know for sure that it will not harm the life of the soil, e.g. cold frame foils. They should be earth within 3 months. Didn't work for me and took longer. Despite everything, it is theoretically possible.
But: I can't put the film in the organic waste bin. Real parchment paper does not belong in there either. Parchment substitute paper, on the other hand, because it meets the compostability standard. And that was exactly what triggered the contribution: compostable yes or no? This led to a discourse on terms. And we now know: parchment substitute paper is also known trivially as parchment paper. One is compostable according to the DIN standard or it can be, the other is not.
Although the thing with the silicone coating in connection with compostability brings worry lines on my forehead, after all silicone is not attacked and decomposed by organisms, but the particles are small enough within the given time to be considered "composted". But that's another topic.
best regards