Originally Posted by AldeanFan
What is it that's unsafe about plastic?
The fuel tanks in my Truck, and 3 of my cars are plastic.
Not the plastic part but the cheap ass cans that they sell most places. The JustRite company also makes plastic safety cans, but they definitely don't sell for anything as cheap as the ones you buy at most chain stores. We have a few chemicals at work that are stored in them. List price is ~$70 for a one gallon can, which is a far cry from the ~$12 dollar ones.
'nother thought... The various brands of safety cans come with a flame arrestor installed in the can, unlike the cheap plastic ones. That is one thing that I check for on my job sites to make that the screen is in place in the cans.
Also a steel can is easy to ground for safety to prevent static spark. The rated plastic cans from JustRite have a grounding element built into them.