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When I think of paying with plastic, I think of credit or debit cards. However, my thought process is going to have to change. Canada will soon join a growing list of countries that use a polymer-based plastic instead of paper for its cash. The new plastic money will be rolled out in phases with the $100 bill scheduled for introduction in November. In March 2012, a $50 bill will be added to the mix and the rest of the smaller bills will be introduced by the end of 2013.
There are several benefits to plastic cash – enhanced security, a longer life and the money is even cleaner. We all know
Hitachi Ltd. has developed a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that requires no external antenna and makes possible the embedding of tracking and identification chips in bank notes, tickets and other paper products.
Originally posted by The Sword
It's not a big deal at all.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
also, isn't polymer made from an oil base?
so now we're trading in trees for oil ???
I thought we were trying to get away from
oil based products???