Canada is moving towards plastic money. Not credit card plastic but synthetic polymer.
The Bank of Canada introduced the polymer bills on June 21, 2011. In late 2011 their Nation will begin replacing all their paper notes with this new currency made of polymer.
Canada will purchase this new money from Australia. Several other countries are already using this currency. Polymer is much easier to keep clean than paper money. It will not hold up against the oils and lotions that paper money seems to hold in. This money also holds fewer germs and can be easily recycled.
The Nation will introduce the $100 bill in November 2011. The $50 bill will follow in March 2012 and finally, the $20 bill will be out late in 2012.