Plastic Money? Good for Canada. Would it be good for the US?

The Canadian Government has just announced that it will be using plastic currency to replace their paper currency.  The one hundred dollar bill is being introduced now, with the lower denominations following.

In the US, we have paper dollars, which wear out quickly.  This has led to the debate about replacing the paper dollar with presidential dollar coins.  Dollar coins have always been unpopular in the US.  We prefer something to fold and keep in a wallet.  Plastic currency could be a solution to this problem.