Reply to post: Tallow is for Steric Acids, as a lubricant.

Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

Steve Crook

Tallow is for Steric Acids, as a lubricant.

So I'd assume that it's not just the fivers that are the issue, it'll be pretty widespread. It may well be that the vegetarians plastic shoes have those same traces...

There are non animal alternatives, but they're more expensive and can (I believe) make the plastic a little softer (less durable?).

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