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U.K. vegans and vegetarians outraged over animal fat banknotes

Vegans and vegetarians in the U.K. are outraged after learning this week that the new five pound banknotes that have been in circulation for the past two months contain animal fat.

Plastic banknotes being implemented in U.K.

London - After centuries of paper-based bank notes, the U.K. will gradually introduce plastic notes. This begins in September 2016 with the £5 note. The notes are designed to be cleaner and stronger.

Bank of Canada showcases new polymer notes

Ottawa - What's in your wallet? If the Bank of Canada's plan to roll out its new notes goes off without a hitch, Canadians can expect to be carrying a lot more plastic.

Hong Kong Prints Its First Plastic Money

By mid-2007, Hong Kong will introduce its new HK$10 bills. Said to be far more durable and longer lasting, the new banknotes will be made of polymer (plastic).
 

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The £5 note featuring Winston Churchill will be the first plastic banknote in the U.K.
The £5 note featuring Winston Churchill will be the first plastic banknote in the U.K.
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