Lessen environmental impact with these PLA (polylactic acid) resin sampling spoons. The production of 100% plant-based PLA contributes less greenhouse gasses and uses less nonrenewable energy from source to resin than its petroleum-based counterparts, and the plants used are an annually renewable resource. Disposal options include industrial composting for biodegradability, incineration, recycling and landfill. Use a separate spoon for each material sampled to avoid cross contamination. Non-sterile. These FDA grade spoons are safe for food, drug and cosmetic contact. They are comparable in strength and durability to polystyrene, polypropylene and other plastic resin sampling tools and are perfect for retrieving small, specific volume samples of powders or liquids. Their wide handles let you grip firmly and provide just enough stiffness to easily sample packed powders and other firm materials. The unique flat bottom shape allows convenient duo use as weighing boats to save time and assure accuracy.