ECO FRIENDLY WAYS TO DE-ICE YOUR DRIVEWAY
If you are installing a new driveway or replacing an old one, lay down electric wires to heat the driveway from below and radiate heat upwards. It may be better than chemicals that pollute the water and endanger plants and pets.
Minimize snow and ice by shoveling. If shoveling is too challenging for you, pay a neighborhood kid few dollars to help.
Scatter sand or even birdseed for traction. The grains won’t melt snow or ice but they will give you more grip on icy surfaces.
If you prefer to use a snow blower, get an electric model. Gas-powered blowers generate a lot more air and noise pollution.
Wear boots that have a solid toe and bottom treads to help increase your grip in icy surfaces.
Neither melts snow and ice, and they have a tendency to get messy when it warms up.