Take it up a peg or two

20150627-220142.jpgSome of our clothes pegs are starting to show their age… They’re over two decades old and the plastic is disintegrating, leaving a fine plastic powder on everything they touch — yuck! You can see the peg on the left is all pocked from the plastic wearing away. (Interestingly, different colour pegs are aging differently — the white ones are the most powdery, while the green ones are turning brittle and snapping apart).

We could’ve just replaced them with some new plastic pegs from the supermarket, but instead we decided to upgrade to bamboo pegs, like the one on the right. Instead of petrochemicals, these pegs are made from a fast-growing, biodegradable, renewable resource — sounds much better to me!

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