The container keeps the cashews fresh and delicious. Once you're done using the container, it can be reused or even recycled if you're creative. I like to make my own trail mix using cashews along with other Kirkland products like dried fruit and other nuts. Sometimes I even add toasted flax seeds. Some people add candy to their mix, but I prefer nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Again, these nuts are a great source of protein. Make your day better by eating Kirkland's Signature Unsalted Cashews!