Fire hazards-which is worse plastic or cardboard?
We have a walk up attic packed to the gills with clothes, paper items, furniture etc. My husband loves to buy plastic containers, while I prefer to use cardboard boxes. In the event of fire, I have read that plastic burns faster and hotter than cardboard. Which do you think is worse in terms of fire hazards? I do know bugs seems to prefer cardboard.
Also I have a closet full of shoe boxes. I was thinking of replacing them with plastic shoe boxes - but I wonder if the environmental impact of the plastic and the fire hazards are worse than with the cardboard boxes the shoes came in.