Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) treated de-icing zeolite, 0-5mm in size, contains no chloride ions or other chemical compounds harmful to the environment. It can melt ice down to -15 C. Environmentally and pet friendly. In Western Europe (e.g. Austria, Scandinavian countries), zeolite treated with calcium magnesium acetate has also been used for more than two decades to dissolve ice on roads. Experience has shown that this is beneficial not only because of its excellent de-icing properties, but also because it binds some of the particulate matter; in particular particles from vehicle scraped tyres and brake pads. This also significantly reduces air pollution. Chloride-containing substances cause corrosion and destroy vegetation. They degrade very slowly, which also increases their harmful effects. For this reason, it is important to replace road salt (sodium chloride) with an ice-dissolving agent that does not contain chloride ions. An excellent alternative is acetates, which are completely harmless and 100% environmentally friendly minerals. They are also used in the health and food industries. Calcium acetate (E263) (also known as calcium ethanoate) is a salt of acetic acid (E 260) with calcium. In the food industry it is mainly used to preserve bakery products and to control acidity, and in the health sector it is used to treat high phosphate levels in the blood. It is naturally present in almost all foods produced by fermentation. Magnesium acetate is the salt of acetic acid with magnesium. The de-icing zeolite can be used to de-ice pavements, stairs, driveways, garage doors and car parks. The recommended application rate is 100-200 g/m2 which, when sprayed on an icy or snowy surface, will immediately exert its de-icing action while providing a rough, non-slippery surface. During snowfall, it partially converts falling snow into water, saving time and energy for snow removal.