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Where Dollars Die And Are Reborn?

Turns out, your old cash has a very green afterlife. When money gets too old and worn out for circulation, it gets sent back to the Federal Reserve to be shred and turned into … compost?


Yep. Million-dollar compost. Money may not grow on trees, but trees can grow from money.All the bills in your wallet are visiting their birthplace.

The paper for U.S. currency, the substrate of everyday commerce, has been made here since 1879 by the Crane family.


U.S. currency paper is 40 percent of his company’s business, and Crane is an articulate spokesman for the convenience and efficiency of cash.