Our 5 gallon pails and lids are made from prime virgin, FDA approved, high density polyethylene right here in the USA. The pails have a plastic 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. Will hold approximately 60 pounds of honey.