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Plastic Money?!?

March 5, 2010

The federal budget announced that Canada’s paper money, now made from a cotton-based paper, is going to be printed on a tough polymer, starting next year.

Think that stinks? How about writing a letter and letting them know how you feel about it.  Here’s a draft to get you started:

To The Bank of Canada
To Whom it May Concern,

I am very distressed to hear that the Bank of Canada is switching over to bank notes made out of a plastic polymer material instead of something much more renewable like a recycled paper or hemp or other more renewable products. In this day and age corporations like the Bank of Canada should be setting an example of sustainability for the rest of Canada by leading the way with more innovative products and materials than a plastic polymer. Plastic petrochemical-based products won’t ever break down and leave the planet, not to mention as we head into an era of Peak Oil the cost of plastic products will no longer be cheap and the Bank of Canada will be forced to come up with a better plan anyway.

Please re-consider the options that are available to you and look at more innovative approaches to printing bank notes leading the country into an era of sustainability instead of a backward direction.

Thank you for your time.

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