Our Split Stick is NOT in a plastic container. Its in a rugged tube that fits in pockets, and can be applied directly to damaged skin, just as you would expect. Count on it to create a barrier between you and the elements, with a bit of sun block even. Push it up from the bottom until it runs out, and then throw it in the compost bin when you are done with it. No waste, no damage, no toxins. Made, as always, with the safest and most superior ingredients. No shine. Contains coconut oil, castor oil, shea butter, beeswax, essential oils including peppermint.