• Never Buy Pegs Again! The Best Plastic Free Wire Pegs

    November 2, 2017 • HOME, LIFE

    stainless steel pegs that lastAre your plastic and wooden pegs constantly rotting, breaking, falling apart, and leaving plastic bits all over your garden?

    We’ve found a zero waste and plastic free clothes peg to solve all your peg woes. Introducing, the one piece stainless steel peg or “wire peg” that will last you a lifetime.

    These pegs aren’t only great for the washing. They are also handy as paper clips, for bunting, used as clips in the garden, for hanging photographs, and so much more.

    They’re also a fabulous gift idea – something that is not only useful, but will be a reminder of you every time that person does their laundry!

    One of the most common questions is “Do they get too hot to touch in the sun?”  They do not, and we explain why at the end of this article.

    Why Stainless Steel Pegs are Awesome

    If you want to ditch unnecessary plastic, or simply value products that are made to LAST, these beauties are for you.

    Our stainless steel pegs are completely plastic free, including the packaging, and are zero waste because you can recycle them at the end of their life (if they ever do have an end life).

    They are made of high-quality, stainless steel wire, an incredibly strong material that isn’t easy to bend, let alone break.  Even better, the whole peg is made out of one piece of wire. This means no coming apart between the handles and the wire mechanism. One long wire that lasts one long time.

    We offer three grades of stainless steel wire pegs, depending on the different conditions your laundry may be exposed to.

    Our Wire Peg Varieties

    Depending on your intended use and location, you may need different grades of weathering resistance.  In essence, the better the grade, the more expensive, but the longer it will last.

    Standard (Grade 201)

    Standard grade stainless steel suited to normal conditions where they are not constantly exposed to salty air or chemicals.

    Be assured that these pegs will still be there when all the wooden and plastic ones are gone, but this 201 stainless steel won’t last as long if exposed to harsh weather for long periods.

    Buy our ‘Standard’ Steel Peg here >

    Salty (Grade 304)

    Great pegs that will last longer in the face of constant weathering, especially if you live anywhere near the sea or conditions where you find metal often rusts.

    Due to the peg’s nickel content being twice as high as the normal 201 stainless steel pegs, they have a greater corrosion resistance. The lower carbon and manganese content also make them more durable and less prone to rust.

    Buy our ‘Salty’ Steel Peg here >

    Marine (Grade 316)

    This is our toughest steel peg. Made from marine-grade 316 stainless steel, they won’t rust. Ever. Even if you’re at sea or in the ocean.

    They are the more expensive of the three types, but this is an investment in all your peg needs for a lifetime!

    Buy our ‘Marine’ Steel Peg here >

    Windy Conditions Peg

    This peg is made from slightly thicker 2mm diameter wire and is designed to hold washing in extra strong winds.  This peg comes in the same three grades above.

    Buy our Windy Conditions Peg >

    Large and Strong Peg

    You can buy as many or as few as you like of this large peg that has all sorts of uses.  It is made from 201 grade stainless steel.

    Buy Large Peg here >

    Common Peg Questions:

    Do they get hot in the sun?

    These pegs have undergone numerous tests in hot temperatures, and every time they’ve remained comfortable (not too hot) to touch. This is due to the thin wire not being able to hold much heat, the reflective surface of the steel, and the air flow keeping it cool.

    Our founder, Tracey Bailey, even experimented by putting a wire peg in her oven at 50 Degrees Celsius. Even after this, she could grab the peg, saying it was hot but only for a moment.

    Do they leave marks on clothes?

    These pegs leave smaller marks on clothes than ordinary plastic pegs, which leave larger, flatter indentations that are more noticeable.

    Are these made with recycled steel?

    Although they’re not made with recycled steel, these pegs are made with high-quality stainless steel that will literally last you a lifetime.  They’re designed in Australia by a small business owner, so you’re supporting a local business that is working to make the environment better.

    They’re “Cocky Proof Pegs” Too!

    We’ve read a great customer review on a uniquely Australian problem that the pegs are “cocky proof” too. Anyone who has lived in rural areas may have experienced cheeky cockatoos un-pegging the washing, leaving you to watch your laundry drop to the ground!   It seems the cockatoos don’t like these pegs because they are too slippery and difficult to grasp in their beaks.

    Pegs, although small, are a big part of our lives.  Why not opt for a solution that won’t break, rust, or rot during our laundry efforts? Better yet, a solution that is better for the planet, and your wallet in the long term.

    Browse more of our green laundry solutions here >

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