Are you seeking out environmentally friendly clothes pegs to replace the plastic pegs that are constantly breaking apart in your hands? Read along as EORTH reviews at the best plastic free laundry alternatives for your household.
Australian’s are known for hanging their clothes on the line most of the year round. Whether residing in the year round heat of the far northern regions, in the outback or along the Australian coastal areas one thing these areas all have in common — it’s doesn’t take long before your plastic pegs become pieces of junk that are destined for landfill.
So what are our alternatives to plastic pegs? Twenty-something years ago it was common to use wood clothes pegs. While there’s nothing wrong with a wooden peg (it’s biodegradable and compostable) depending on where you live these pegs may go mouldy in wet or damp environments. And may leave marks on your white clothing.
Two other great options to plastic are Stainless Steel or Bamboo Clothes Pegs.
Stainless Steel Clothes Pegs
If you’re seeking the best eco friendly clothes pegs on the market, then you’ll probably want to choose a Stainless Steel Wire Peg. These pegs are made from one single piece of wire and are available in several different Stainless Steel Grades.
- 201 Grade Stainless Steel Pegs
- 304 Stainless Steel Pegs
- 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Pegs
If you like to leave your pegs on the line after you’ve removed your dry laundry, then the 304 Stainless Steel Peg will be suitable for your needs. Any of the steel pegs, regardless of the Grade are perfect for windy environments, they’ll keep your clothes held tight to the line.
Concerned about the wire pegs heating up after they’ve been sitting on your line in the hot summer sun? These pegs have been “EORTH” tested in the Far North Queensland summer, and to date we can happily report no burnt fingertips! The pegs single wire and loophole design allows for airflow through the peg keeping it from getting too hot.
If you live by the ocean and you’re concerned about your pegs rusting then the 316 Marine Grade Wire Pegs will be the best option. These pegs are the most durable for salty conditions.
Bamboo Clothes Pegs
Bamboo Clothes Pegs are another great alternative to the plastic peg. Bamboo pegs are durable and will last a lot longer than plastic. It’s probably best not to leave them on the line as they may get discoloured. The “EORTH” team have been testing bamboo pegs for over a year now, and they still have years of clothes line time left! The great thing about bamboo pegs is that when they do reach their end of life you can remove the metal and compost the bamboo. A great zero waste product.
If you’re looking to replace your plastic pegs with Bamboo Pegs then you may like our Plastic Free Starter Kit, which includes Bamboo Pegs and 5 other great zero waste options to get you started on your plastic free journey.
What’s your favourite plastic free peg? Do you prefer stainless steel wire or bamboo pegs? Share your clothes line tips below.