UK Daily Mail 
Feb 18, 2013
The incoming Bank of England governor has said he is ‘exploring’ the introduction of plastic banknotes in Britain.
Mark Carney, who introduced polymer notes to Canada as the Bank of Canada Governor, said Britain could now follow suit.
Plastic notes are designed to be more durable, waterproof and harder to forge than paper money, which has been in use for 300 years.
Other countries using polymer notes include New Zealand, Romania, Papua New Guinea, Mexico and Vietnam.