Darios / Shutterstock.com Candy Wrappers Put in Garbage Cart/Bin Darios / Shutterstock.com Do the Crinkle Test A simple way to figure out if you can recycle a wrapper is to do the crinkle test. If it crinkles like a potato chip bag or a flower bouquet wrap, you cannot recycle it. Ways to Reduce Buy Candy Wrapped in Aluminum or Paper To reduce the impact of candy wrapper waste on the environment, choose candy that’s wrapped in recyclable materials like paper or aluminum foil. Did You Know? Turning Candy Wrappers Into Gasoline Candy wrappers are made from a mix of materials, which makes it hard and expensive for facilities to turn them into useful materials, especially because they are not generated in high volumes like plastic bottles or aluminum cans. But one company, RES Polyflow, is trying to figure out how to turn wrappers into gasoline — find out more.