Wrap butter sticks in rice paper or a similar extremely thin, edible cover. When cooking, throw the entire stick in! No butter stuck to the paper, no paper to recycle.
by Cameron Tinsler on February 1st, 2015, 2:08 pm PST. This Ivia has been viewed 3,075 times.
Seems silly, hear me out. Imagine baking or cooking a dish that calls for a lot of butter. Maybe you're making dinner for a dozen, or a huge batch of cookies for a bake sale. The recipe calls for six sticks of butter. That's six sticks to unwrap. If you're lucky, the sticks that come right out. If not, grab a spatula and start scraping the butter from the wrapper. Then recycle or toss out the wrappers.
How convenient would it be to be able to toss the sticks straight in? No mess, no scraping, no waste. Rice paper or a similar thin, edible wrapper might do the trick.