• The Bank of England to keep polymer notes amid animal fat furore

    7 days ago - By Topix

    Following a public consultation, the Bank said the new 20 note and future print runs of 5 and 10 notes will continue to be made from polymer, "manufactured using trace amounts of chemicals, typically less than 0.05%, ultimately derived from animal products". The move is likely to enrage animal rights activists such as PETA and the National Council of Hindu Temples, which have expressed their outrage at the use of tallow in new bank notes.
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