Hi all! Welcome to EcoGrit, where our aim is to help protect our environment by reducing the use of rock salt and urea while offering customers “peace of mind” over the winter period. We provide a safe & convenient way to reduce accidents around the home. If carried in your vehicle, the less chance that you become stranded in icy conditions, resulting in you abandoning your vehicle.
Our products are only sent directly to the consumer and are helping keep places of work, education, worship and construction open. We also supply councils, delivery drivers, taxis, logistical companies and anyone with workers out on the road. Our products are non-corrosive, safe for children, plants & animals (even if ingested), and can be used or stored year after year without any problems.
If you have any questions at all about eco-friendly grit for snow, then please contact us via this site or social media. Our aim is to help educate, serve and work with you whilst protecting what’s dear to you.
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Rock salt, which is the main thing used for gritting our roads and carparks, is mined from deep in the ground and contains toxins and heavy metals. We throw this in great quantities (over 2 000 000 tons annually) all over the country.
After it has started to eat away at our roads (tarmac [asphalt], concrete) causing deterioration and potholes, it gets washed away down the drains damaging everything it contacts until it ends up back in the watercourse causing problems for the aquatic creatures and anything linked to the water.
You might be asking yourself where and what you can use Ecogrit Concentrate for? The best idea is to keep a container in the boot of the car. The reason for this is to have something that would be able to help you out if you ever got stuck on ice and was not able to get traction with your wheels, leaving you stranded.
If you see that the weather is going to be cold where you live, you can sprinkle it around your tyres (without damaging the tyre) when you park, so your car won’t slide if it has to be parked on a slope.
Rock salt only works down to -6 Centigrade before freezing and becoming useless. Random weather patterns across the UK are bringing temperatures much lower.
Many vehicles that use our roads rust from underneath because of the rock salt put down in the winter, making Ecogrit an excellent rock salt alternative.
EcoGrit is an environmentally conscious company that would like to serve people by offering them education, insight, “peace of mind”, and the chance to make a positive difference on a monumental scale at a time when winter weather patterns are becoming more unpredictable.
From working in the road repairs industry, it soon became apparent to me that the rock salt put down on our roads does an unbelievable amount of damage.
This damage isn’t just to the roads. Rock salt corrodes and rusts any metalwork it is in contact with, as well as any vehicles which use them. It puts high levels of salt back into the watercourse and damages most living things, including plants and animals.
Rock salt has long been a common choice when it comes to clearing away ice and snow from outdoor surfaces due to its affordability, availability and ease of application. However, the longer-term effects of using it are far from ideal and can outweigh any short-term benefits considerably.
De-icing products are vital in many settings, such as pavements and driveways, so people don’t slip. We know a fair bit about rock salt – a common choice that can negatively affect concrete surfaces.
Many people use rock salt to melt snow and ice around their property, including drives, paths, and steps. While it can make surfaces safer, there are issues with using it. One of the most critical issues is the risk of injuring pets. Because of this, there is high demand for pet-friendly alternatives to rock salt.
I would like to introduce my company, EcoGrit, and our product, EcoGrit Concentrate. We can keep schools and businesses open safely throughout the winter months without damaging the grounds or buildings, risking the children (rock salt), or bringing mess inside the school.
Dogs’ paws are delicate and can easily become irritated, injured or sore when they are exposed to something harmful underfoot. Rock salt contains sodium chloride, which can irritate the pads on canine paws and cause digestion and stomach issues if ingested, e.g. if the dog licks its paws to get rid of the salt. Dogs can also walk the salt indoors, causing damage to carpets and flooring and spreading the risk of other pets swallowing it and becoming unwell as a result.