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Animal fat to stay in future banknotes, Bank of England concludes

Banknotes will continue to contain traces of animal products despite objections over the use of tallow in the Bank of England’s polymer notes.

Some vegans, Hindus and Sikhs had been unhappy with tallow’s use in the new plastic £5 notes which entered circulation in September.

Future production of the polymer £5 notes and £10 notes, plus the £20 to be launched in 2020 will be unchanged.

The Bank said its “has not taken this decision lightly”.<…
BBC News – Business

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