There is nothing more deflating than seeing spent gel packets on the road or trail during a run or ride. We encourage all athletes to stash their trash, and we are excited and proud to offer our community a way to recycle our packaging and reduce all of our impacts on the beautiful places we play.

We have partnered with TerraCycle™ in an effort to do just that. TerraCycle is a highly-awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products.

None of this is possible, however, without YOUR help. So, join the Performance Nutrition Brigade, and help us chip away at this problem. Together, we can do it.

Participating is completely free and very easy. There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by us. Simply follow the steps below to recycle your waste:

  1. Join the program by clicking here
  2. Collect approved performance nutrition packaging and fill up a box or bag. Your shipments must weigh over 2 lbs to receive the TerraCycle point donation.
  3. Download a free shipping label from your TerraCycle account. Click “Get Shipping Label” under the “Send Your Waste” option in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
  4. Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the free shipping label and dropping it off at a UPS location.

The following types of packaging are accepted through the Performance Nutrition Brigade sponsored by GU Energy


Thanks for your help in keeping sports nutrition OFF the roads and trails by stashing your trash and OUT of the landfills by taking part in our TerraCycle recycling program!

— The GU Crew

2 thoughts on “Join the Brigade

  1. We are so very grateful for your donation of GU to the “Under the Influence of..Adrenaline” races on April 23, 2017. As a nonprofit the proceeds from this event help us support our community and fulfill Elevate, Inc.’s mission to address the root cause of high risk behavior through prevention, intervention and residential programming that focuses on drug and alcohol issues, mental health and delinquency. We will stash our trash to keep it out of the landfills.

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