Are there eco-friendly alternatives to road salt?

An MPR article discusses other options for keeping drivers and pedestrians safe in winter.

“Road salt is a popular de-icing tool because it’s widely available, effective and relatively cheap. Each winter, some 730 million pounds of salt are dumped on Minnesota’s roadways — plus more on parking lots, driveways and sidewalks. But the chloride in road salt corrodes vehicles and bridges and can be harmful to pets.

It also causes major environmental damage when it washes into groundwater, lakes and rivers, where it’s toxic to fish and other aquatic life.”

So what other types of de-icers have been tried?

Read the full article on the MPR website here here