Did you know polymer bills contain animal fat?
Polymer banknotes, the ones made from plastic, were first introduced into the region in 1988 and now used in over 30 countries worldwide. Initially heralded as stronger and longer lasting, the plastic qualities of money is now up for a re-think as we learn more about the impact of plastic.
When implementing their environmental guidelines, based in international standards, the EURO banknotes have firmly remained in the cotton paper camp and moved away from plastic trends. Less palm oil in the manufacture and raw materials not used in paper versions means no animal fat and less germs for the cotton paper EURO notes.
We say yes to that!
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