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Veggie bank notes? Bank of England sticks with animal-fat cash

Reuters  |  LONDON 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new plastic bank notes will continue to be made with traces of animal fat despite thousands of complaints from vegetarians and religious groups.The Bank of England said on Thursday there were environmental risks to using the alternative, derived from palm oil, and that the government had ruled it too expensive.The BoE last year launched its first polymer banknotes which it said were more durable and harder to fake.But more than 130,000 people signed an online petition calling on the BoE to stop using animal products in the notes after it emerged that they ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 17:02 IST