£15m Competition to Create Jet Fuel from Household Waste

A £15 million competition ‘Green Fuels, Green Skies’ was launched last week by the Department for Transport (DfT). As part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution announced in November 2020, the competition was created in a bid to reduce emissions from the aviation industry. The funds available will support […]

Spring Cleaning the Old-Fashioned Way

Many of us who try to live a green(ish) lifestyle often choose traditional cleaning methods to reduce harsh chemical use as well as excess packaging waste. A recent article by English Heritage shows there is true value to some of the more traditional methods of cleaning around the home – yet beware, there are still […]

Lockdown Friendly Star Count

Looking to the stars isn’t just for astronomers, stargazing can be a free, fun, family activity. It’s not only a great chance to admire the night sky, but by counting the stars it allows us to understand light pollution. Light pollution not only spoils the view, but it can disrupt wildlife’s natural patterns. CPRE The […]

Reusable razors – fad or functional?

Disposable razors are part of most peoples day to day lives. But hundreds of millions are sent to landfill each year in the UK alone, adding to the mountains of plastic waste that could take hundreds of years to break down. Yes they are not completely single use, but they are not used for long […]

Eco Friendly Balloons – do they exist?

Love balloons, but want to be environmentally friendly? Then the new biodegradable eco balloons sound amazing! But are they too good to be true? Lets take a look… In recent years more and more companies are marketing products as biodegradable or eco friendly. They are aware of the changing mindset of many consumers, and want […]

DIY Rainbow Rice – Baby rattles and sensory tubs

Sometimes the simple things in life really are the best things! I don’t know about you, but as I have progressed on my journey to become more environmentally friendly as a mum, I realise how many ‘things’ we are told we should buy, we really don’t need. I am definitely someone who is trying to […]

Social Distancing – End of Parties? Or the Start of New Traditions?

From changes to working patterns, loss of child care, introduction of home schooling or a decrease in financial stability, everyone has had different battles to face this year due to Covid-19. Whatever restrictions have been put in place, one thing remains constant – our children still have birthdays. In the UK the majority of our […]

Two Ingredients Banana Oat Cookies

The simplest way to look after our planet is to reduce waste. An easy place to start in many households is reducing food that goes into the kitchen bin. So we thought we would start to share a few simple recipes that make the most of food that is past its best, but perfect for […]

No loo rolls or wet wipes needed – an easy bathroom swap

Here at Mossy Life we like to find the positive and would encourage people who may be stuck at home with more time on their hands to take this as an opportunity to try new things. In the crazy world of empty shop shelves where there was once toilet roll, there is a simple alternative […]

Reusables in the World of Panic Buying

In the ever changing advice surrounding the covid-19 pandemic, it is no wonder people are confused about what they should or shouldn’t be doing to keep their loved ones safe and help slow down the spread of the virus in their communities. Depending where in the world you are, you are advised to follow different […]