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Canada's Plastic Cash
Posted 3/5/10 , edited 3/5/10
The federal budget has outlined how Canada's $10 and $20 bills will soon be made with cheaper materials that the Bank of Canada says will be tougher to counterfeit.
http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/plastic-cash/#clip273165

Well one step closer to monopoly money for us I guess. But damn cool about the water
thing. I wonder if they are washable too?
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Posted 3/5/10
I'd imagine they'd hold up if bills where accidentally left in a pair of pants on occasion, but the constant churning of the water + soaps and other various fabric softeners etc. might play havoc on them.

IMO not a bad idea really. It'll cut down on a lot of paper (I.E. trees) that they use, although the actual impact on the environment probably won't be huge or noticable by most of us. But at least its something. Heck, if it lasts longer, it also means less 'new' bills printed each year, which means fewer materials constantly being used and out in the general populous, so again, more benefits towards a greener way to live.

Gotta wonder about the inks, materials etc. involved in the printing/production of it. It doesn't sound like the bills themselves could be very eco-friendly (I.E. longer to break down, if they ever would. possibly more toxic chemicals used to 'fuse' the inks/dyes etc to the bills).
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I think it's a good idea.

But, seriously, look at that damn news anchor. He's barely alive. Would it kill them to put some new blood in there?
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Posted 3/5/10
it sounds good, but why only 10's and 20's?
Posted 3/5/10
that's good idea when you think about it.
Posted 3/5/10
honestly,

out of all the problems in canada our government decides to concentrate on plastic money and two words in the anthem.

oh canada.

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Plastic money???! ....I'm no to plastic. Bad for the enviro.
Posted 3/6/10
Not a bad idea actually, it's more durable, and it'll save trees.
Posted 3/6/10
I guess it'll save trees. & ink. I guess I favor the idea.

lol rappers would look stupid holding up plastic money in their videos if this happens in the U.S.

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Posted 3/6/10
i think it would be a good idea
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Posted 3/14/10
LOOKS LIKE DRAKE DOESNT GET PAPER ANYMORE
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Posted 3/14/10

bladexj wrote:

it sounds good, but why only 10's and 20's?


We have 1$ & 2$ coins & fives are going the way of the dodo.
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Posted 3/14/10
what happens if i burn them? smells of flesh?
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Sekushi_Sushi wrote:

I think it's a good idea.

But, seriously, look at that damn news anchor. He's barely alive. Would it kill them to put some new blood in there?


Wait, but killing makes people lose blood.
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Posted 3/15/10
singapore has plastic money too...since 1-2 years ago.
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