May 01, 2004

On banknotes and compost bins

I have just discovered
that old bank notes
don’t die
don’t lie discarded
don’t get shredded…

they get recycled.

Turned into useful things
like wheelbarrows and compost bins.

How many dollars does it take to make a compost bin?
I wonder!

From the Reserve Bank’s website…
Polymer is also more environmentally friendly. Whereas paper notes were shredded and discarded at the end of their lives, old polymer bank notes can be recycled economically into useful products such as polymer wheelbarrows, compost bins and plumbing fittings. (See here!)

Posted by Lynne Taylor at 10:05 PM