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Non-cellulose based plastics?
OK, perhaps what I meant was fully synthetic plastics.
So basically the answer to my question is no. That's what I thought.I first considered this when I started a cooking fire at the stables the other day. I started thinking about what material was normally used for fires & I couldn't think of any that weren't originally plant material.
I remember from school chemistry that we had strips of magnesium which would burn very readily. Does this qualify? Also sodium, which reacted strongly in water? Or do both of these have to be reduced as George said earlier?
Is there anything that can burn that didn't start its life as a plant or tree? Coal, oil, natural gas, paper, wood, etc - all were once plants or trees.