I was at Bed, Bath, and Beyond yesterday and found this very large plastic pitcher with a pour spout that pops up. It makes the perfect container for my carbon. I have both types...coal and coconut based and they were still in the flimsy plastic bags that they came in...which was a disaster waiting to happen. This pitcher is perfect. It's large enough to hold the entire 5lbs. of carbon and it's really easy to pour.