Canadian paper money to become plastic

@newtalent (1114)
United States
April 9, 2010 9:55am CST
Basically a part of Canada is going to be changing paper money for plastic. Do you like that idea? Is it not going to be heavier to carry around? I am not sure I like this idea. May be we all should have debit cards to use and that is it instead of cash. Would that not make it easier? Just my opinion. You can read the story below, share your thoughts... http;//www.upi.com/Top_News/International/2010/03/05/Canadian-paper-money-to-become-plastic/UPI-86771267804558/
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@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
9 Apr 10
Changing it to plastic has its advantages, anf the one that I like most is that the money will not be destroyed or damaged if put into the washing machine and washed with the clothes. My country has so far adopted one currency value, the MYR5, as an experiment. One big disadvantage is that new platic notes tend to stick together. You have to make sure you are not passing in more than what is necessaary. As dor the weight issue there is not much difference.
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@newtalent (1114)
• United States
13 Apr 10
Wow good point ,you would not want to pay more something that you did not intend to pay. How do you keep them from sticking?
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 10
Probably because it does not happen all the time the thought did not come into my mind. What I usually do is to be extra careful when there are many of them in the wallet. I use my thumb and forefinger in opposite sliding motion to separate any sticking notes. Notes which have been used notmally do not stick to each other. Apart from durability it does not crumple easily, thus the money remains in a flat shape. Makes it easier to insert it into a slot or keep them in the wallet or pocket.
@1hopefulman (34954)
• Canada
9 Apr 10
From reading the article, it sounds like a good idea; harder to counterfeit, more hygienic and more durable.
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@newtalent (1114)
• United States
12 Apr 10
I did not think about the counterfeiting but as with anything , someone will find away. They always do. Durability will be good. I wonder what happens if they break or something?
@1hopefulman (34954)
• Canada
13 Apr 10
If they break we can just throw them in the recycling bin.
@vansaka (86)
• Indonesia
9 Apr 10
i agree with the money the paper was changed to plastic money to make money on paper because it takes on tree in the making so you can imagine how many trees for thousand money paper, let's say to no logging forest for the sake of our environment and earth,
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@newtalent (1114)
• United States
13 Apr 10
They are definitely advantages in using plastic versus paper as you ,it save on paper, hopefully lasting longer, you can clean it from what I hear. IO ant ot see this plastic money.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
i am sure they have thought hard about it... i mean theyy should not change it from the well tested paper money to a plastic one without a reason.
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@newtalent (1114)
• United States
12 Apr 10
True , I am sure they had statistics and a lot of info to come up with this plan. It is going to take time getting used to.
• United States
9 Apr 10
I don't like the idea either. They should just stick to paper.
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@newtalent (1114)
• United States
12 Apr 10
I know it is anew thing and, most of us do not like change. But maybe if we knew the whole picture we would a different take on it. I am just seeing money being wasted with a deficit rising. The idea seems good,but how many bills can you hold at one time?
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
9 Apr 10
i am canadian and this is news to me! i am not sure that i like the idea. i wish they would get rid of toonies (our $2 coin) and loonies (our $1 coin) instead.
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@newtalent (1114)
• United States
9 Apr 10
Yeah I do not like this too much the more I think about it.It is in a part of Canada. We all need a simplified , yet not an easy way to be duplicated to conquer counterfeiting. In all honesty , If a person wants to do it, they will find away no matter what. It just takes time.
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@verabear (797)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
I haven't followed your link, but is this plastic currency going to be something like the money in some European countries? if it is then it's actually better. It's not much different from paper currency and not heavier. It definitely is more durable. Sorry I don't reallly know much about this.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I am not sure what it is going to be like to be honest, I just stumbled on the article and thought it was interesting. Now I am finding out so many advantages that I never knew or would have considered at first glance.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
13 Apr 10
would not of considered.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
It's good then that you are able to consider both the advantages and disadvantages before they are released. When are they planning to come out with the new plastic currencies?
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
9 Apr 10
There is no need to worry about it. It actually is lighter if anything and the transition was fairly easy. We went plastic with our notes here in Australia about 20 years ago. The notes were made slightly smaller so they fit into wallets and purses better than they did before and they also did away with the smaller notes, replacing the $1 and $2 notes with coins around the same time. It is far better to have these plastic notes as they can survive getting wet when you accidentally go swimming with money in your pockets or forget to empty your pockets before washing clothes.
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
9 Apr 10
is it really that long ago since we went to plastic money, it doesn't seem that long. i remember when the $2 coin came in. i do agree with you on it, if anything happens to get wet least it's a useable.
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
9 Apr 10
I was not sure on the exact year, but I just did some research and found this information. # In 1988, Australia introduced its first polymer bank note and in 1996, Australia became the first country in the world to have a complete series of polymer notes. # Polymer note technology was developed by Australia, and Australia prints polymer notes for a number of other countries. So it has only been 14 years since we brought in the whole set, but 22 years since the first one was introduced.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
13 Apr 10
Wow you guys definitely have the forum and expertise on this discussion. I have never hard of this until I read the article. I cannot believe that it has been that long since it was introduced. It just goes to show how advanced some areas are compared to others. Great info and communication RawBill1 and weasele81.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
10 Apr 10
Isn't that something like what they have in Australia? Feels a bit weird at first, but as you can pay with them and that's what matters, I think it's a good idea if they last longer. Using plastic that's either biodegradable or can be recycled is probably even better. Not sure if I'd want to use a card for everything. One thing is that you can find out what everyone's buying/using money on, and I think it's easier to keep track of how much I'm using when I use cash.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
13 Apr 10
That will be a major down fall for me,, since I really do not keep the best records,lol. Maybe they are trying to get us to spend more money subconsciously, lol
@wll521998 (109)
10 Apr 10
plastic money is not a bad idea. basiclly, the plastic is not easy to break than the paper .but at the same time, the plastic will cause polution ,the living evoroment will be effected by this.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I cannot wait to see what it will bring, since it is not an option here in the U.S. yet or even if the U.S. will consider it.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
10 Apr 10
Money - This is an image of Money
Hello newtalent me too have got info on this plastic currency, they are the new measures to curb the malpractices and pollution arising due to paper money.Yeah we must welcome this decision as it is environment friendly as well as will be used for more time than paper money.Think nearly all nations of the orld are planning to go by lastic money for environmental purpose, as well as to have check on the fake currency system.Anyways keep it up, and wish you luck.Happy mylotting.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
13 Apr 10
Another thought that i would not have even entertained. The pollution and environment. I still want to see the money lol. I am sure we all are going to have change whether we like it or nor. As always anything m\new has criticism by those that like the old system.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Apr 10
hi newtalent I am glad I am not a Canadian then as I think the plastic money unless they make it very light would be a real hassle. I do like to use my debit card but I sort of like having paper money nice and light and well we are used to it too.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I think it will a hard pill to swallow if we ever have to change to that. Most of us do not like change and can not go with the flow, but that is what I said about computers , now I am on them more than ever, lol.