If you’re looking to avoid sooty hands before cooking in the back yard here’s a quick trick to recycle an old milk jug into a multi-purpose scoop. The half gallon size works best. Just use some good scissors and shear off the bottom of the jug and a portion of the handle side. Simple ’nuff.
I especially like the soft plastic jugs used for milk and juice because the “hard” scraping sound that you can get digging into the coals in minimized. Keep several on hand
Sure you can always just pour the coals straight out of the bag…. but hey this is real recycling.