Environmentally friendly clothes pegs are becoming a hot commodity item as people make a simple switch to replace the plastic pegs that are constantly breaking apart in our hands!
Australians are known for hanging our clothes on the line most of the year-round. Whether you’re in the heat of the far northern regions, in the outback or along the coast, plastic pegs quickly deteriorate with heavy use and become pieces of junk destined for the landfill.
Twenty plus years ago it was common to use wood laundry pegs. While there’s nothing wrong with a bamboo or wooden peg — they are both biodegradable and compostable (with the spring removed) — they also come with some of their own challenges. They’ve been known to go mouldy in wet or damp environments and wooden pegs can leave marks on your white clothing.
It’s time to choose a plastic free clothes peg for your household.
Stainless Steel Clothes Pegs
If you’re seeking the best environmentally 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
- 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Pegs
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How hot do the wire pegs get in the sun?
Stainless Steel 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.
We live by the ocean. Will the wire pegs rust?
We highly recommend choosing the 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Pegs if you live by the ocean. They are the most durable option for salty conditions and are designed to protect against rust.
How do plastic free pegs hold up in the wind?
Both 201 and 316 laundry pegs are perfect options for windy environments. They will keep your clothes held tight to the line through their drying time.
If my stainless steel pegs do rust, how can I remove rust?
Stainless steel wire pegs can be soaked in a CLR to remove rust and they’ll be good as new again.
What’s does your clothes line look like? Are you a leave the pegs on the line person, or a take them off the line and put them away type of person? Share your clothes line tips below.