Britain considers swopping paper bank notes for plastic
LONDON (AP) - Britain is pondering plastic pounds.
The Bank of England is considering replacing paper money with polymer bank notes, which are billed as cleaner, stronger and more secure.
The bank said on Tuesday it will hold a public consultation, bringing samples of plastic money to shopping centres so that members of the public can feel the difference.
Polymer bank notes - made from transparent plastic film coated with layers of ink - are used by countries such as Australia, Mexico and Canada.