Our 1 gallon pails and lids are made from prime virgin, FDA approved, high density polyethylene. The pails have a metal handle and a one piece tapered body which allows the pails to nest inside each other. The ears for the handle are molded as an integral part of the pail. The lids include a tubular gasket which will prevent any leakage. Can also be used to store honey. Will hold approximately 12 pounds of honey.