Keith Homan / Shutterstock.com Energy Bar Wrappers Alternative ways to recycle Garbage Bin Keith Homan / Shutterstock.com Wrappers Are Not Recyclable Energy bar wrappers are constructed of mixed materials and can’t be recycled. Alternative Ways to Recycle Performance Nutrition Recycling Program You can mail in any of the following items to the Performance Nutrition Recycling Program at no cost: All brands of performance nutrition packaging including energy chews packets; energy gel packets; hydration, recovery, and energy drink mix stick packs and packets; GU Energy Gel 15-Serving pouches; and energy stroopwafel wrappers. Find out more about the Performance Nutrition Recycling Program. Powerade® Sports Freezer Bars Recycling Program Mail in Powerade® Sports Freezer Bars plastic tubes for recycling. Learn more about TerraCycle’s Powerade® Sports Freezer Bars Recycling Program. Gatorade Beyond the Bounds Recycling Program Mail in Gatorade®, Propel®, EVOLVE® and Muscle Milk® sports nutrition product packaging for recycling. Learn more about the Gatorade Beyond the Bounds Recycling Program. Did You Know? Space Food The first energy bar was inspired by space food. Created by Pillsbury, it was meant to capitalize on the popularity of the space program.