UK Five-Pound Notes: New Bills Contain Animal Fat, an Issue for Many
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 () The polymer making the U.K.'s new five-pound notes stronger and longer-lasting contains an unexpected ingredient that is causing dismay among vegans: trace amounts of tallow, which is animal fat.
Britain's new plastic five-pound notes have fallen foul of thousands of people who object to the use of animal fats in their manufacture. As Hayley Platt reports, an online petition against the notes has received support from more than 116,000 so far.
The Rainbow Cafe in Cambridge has banned the notes because they contain tallow, a substance that contains animal fat., and owner Sharon Meijland called the new... MailOnline India - IndiaAlso reported by •Plymouth Herald