In Canada, you'll soon have two choices when paying for things: plastic or plastic.
The country is planning on phasing out paper money and replacing it with all-plastic notes made out of a single thin sheet of polymer. This week the country introduced the first of the plastic notes — the $100 bill.
In a statement, the Bank of Canada asserted that the new notes would last twice as long as the old paper bills, and that they're recyclable.
But the real reason the country is switching to plastic? Security.
The bank said the new bills contain leading-edge security features that makes them difficult to counterfeit and easy to verify.
There's raised ink on the big number 100, the wording "Bank of Canada" and on the shoulders of the well-mustached Robert Borden, prime minister of Canada from 1911 to 1920.