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Polymer banknotes are more environmentally friendly than paper banknotes

💵 Did you know that banknotes made from wood, cotton, and linen fibers can have negative environmental impacts? 🌳 They require a significant amount of natural resources and production chemicals, tear easily, and are not very resistant to environmental factors. 💸 That's why many countries are transitioning to polymer banknotes, which are made of substances like plastic and offer numerous benefits. Polymer banknotes improve security, increase durability, reduce production costs, and are more environmentally friendly. Over 45 countries currently use polymer banknotes, and this number is expected to exceed 65 by 2030. 🔗 Discover more about the advantages of polymer banknotes and their impact on daily transactions:



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  • Joyce Waturu

    53 w

    It the high time banks adopted this option as a way to help the banking industry decarbonize

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    • Grace Njeri

      53 w

      Polymer banknotes are more environmentally-friendly as they last longer than paper ones which often succumb to wear and tear.

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      • We Don't Have Time

        53 w

        Dear Erlijn van Genuchten Thank you for getting your climate idea to level 2! We have reached out to European Central Bank and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Ford We Don't Have Time

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        • Sherlne Navutudu Navutudu

          53 w

          Impressive

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          • Waigwa Monica

            53 w

            Can the polymer be made from recycled plastic?

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          • Waigwa Monica

            53 w

            This is surprisingly good.

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            • Tabitha Kimani

              53 w

              Polymer bank notes turns out to be more sustainable.

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              • Sarah Kimotho

                53 w

                Wauu this is great

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                • Elizabeth Gathigia

                  53 w

                  Great idea Indeed

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                  • Edwin wangombe

                    53 w

                    Interesting 🤔

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                    • Tabby Wainaina

                      53 w

                      A very great idea because this paper notes are not even durable they wear out very fast...secondly they will improve on nature conservation.

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                      • rosebellendiritu

                        53 w

                        Great research,when it reaches the right channels of individuals/companies involved,they can opt to move to more friendly materials.

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                      • Ford Brodeur

                        53 w

                        Great climate idea! What do you think about moving to fully electronic transactions? Is that still environmentally friendly?

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                        • mercy nduta

                          53 w

                          Its quite true since when they do need to be replaced, they can be recycled and turned into other products.

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          53 w

                          A great idea, nations should consider adopting polymer bank notes.

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