EcoForce recycled plastic clothes pegs

£1.96

Hanging washing to dry outside is an easy way to reduce energy consumption and save money. Each tumble drier load can release up t 2.6kg in CO2. Hanging laundry around the house releases around 2 litres of water into the atmosphere. Take it outside!

EcoForce pegs are made from 93% recycled plastic from a mixture of pre and post consumer waste. This saves oil, energy and product miles used in manufacturing virgin plastic. Making products from recycled plastic uses 70% less energy than making virgin plastic.

We all know how important it is to recycle plastic. Well it’s worth listing the reasons, sorry if I sound like I’m preaching.

Why is it important to recycle plastic?

  •  to reduce the volume of plastic waste that goes into landfill
  • to reduce plastic pollution
  • to conserve resources
  •  to reduce the amount of energy used producing items from virgin plastic

However, it’s only any good recycling plastic if we buy products made of recycled plastic. It’s called “closing the loop” – the loop being the three arrows on the recycling logo:

recycling symbol in Chimney Sheep green
Recycling logo in Chimney Sheep green

We can keep dutifully sorting and sending our plastics to be recycled but unless we buy products made of recycled plastic it will soon pile up into more unwanted waste, or get burned. Some argue that burning plastic is an efficient way of retrieving the energy from it, but even the most efficient incineration plants and scrubbers can’t remove all the toxins that are released into the atmosphere as a consequence of burning. So it’s important to buy products made of recycled plastic, as well as ensuring all our waste plastic is recycled.

Anyway enough of that, you just wanted to know about the pegs, right?

These EcoForce pegs are excellent pegs in their own right. They have a “hurricane force grip” – though it’s not advised to test this by putting your laundry out in a hurricane. We are advocates of hanging laundry outdoors but there are some conditions where it’s better to have it inside! They don’t have any metal components so there are no springs to break or leak rust stains over your laundry. They are frost proof and UV stable. All qualities you need to look for in a clothes peg. And they are pink and blue. The ones in the photo are green and yellow, as I’ve been using these pegs for years and this is the colour they used to be. Now the ones we’ve been sent to sell you are pink and blue which are just as cheerful looking.

To summarise, these EcoForce Hurricane Force Grip clothes pegs are:

  • 93% recycled plastic
  • 100% metal free
  • 100% more grip than a stnadard peg
  • 100% washable in dishwasher or washing machine
  • 100% recyclable

They are the perfect companion for your Laundry Mac for hanging your laundry outside to flap cheerily in the breeze!