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: GU® Energy Chews packets, Energy Gels, Hydration Mix stick packs, as well as GU Recovery Drink Mix and Roctane Energy Drink Mix packets. Find out more. Did You Know? Space Food The first energy bar, which was created by Pillsbury, was inspired by space food, and was created to capitalize on the popularity of the space program.