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Plastic Money

Bekah Griffiths
Bekah Griffiths | 1 month ago | in Bank to the future

It seems a bit ironic that we now have plastic notes, just as plastic is being seen as a great threat to the environment. Do you know if these notes are environmentally friendly?

Shelley (BoE Moderator) 1 month ago

Hi Bekah,
The new bank notes are actually Polmer, not plastic. They are more enivormentaly friendly too - you can read more about them here: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/polymer-banknotes

Bekah Griffiths 1 month ago

Great thanks-hooray! ( : I remember Mark saying something about 'theyre polymer not plastic' but I thought he was just being pedantic ha ha! Its good to have that clarification because I think many people could make that mistake

Sabrina Rochemont 3 weeks ago

Hi Bekah,
You may also wish to take a look at this post, before the forum closes (in 2 days) https://bankofenglandfutureforum.co.uk/post/629858