Thursday, 1 April 2021
Sustainable cash introduced
In an exciting move, the UK government has announced the introduction of sustainable bank notes beginning with the £10 note. A number of banknote printers have developed a new process whereby banknotes can be both secure against counterfeiting and fully sustainable.
The structure of the banknote material has been subtly modified to allow oxygen in the air to degrade it even if the note is kept in a wallet. In future, when old notes have been removed from circulation, notes which do not degrade are certain to be counterfeit.
Sustainable notes exposed to the air degrade into a kind of harmless confetti which may be safely flushed down the toilet.