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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.