Unlike most melters that rely on damaging salt and corrosive chemicals to melt ice and snow, Ice Burner Responsible uses a compound called CMA (Calcium Magnesium Acetate). CMA is an environmentally benign substance that is an equally effective de-icer to sodium chloride (road salt) to lower the freezing point of moisture.
CMA is more expensive to manufacture, however one study conducted by the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management suggested that the increased cost of CMA is more than offset by the reduction in property damage caused by the use of road salt. CMA is approximately as corrosive as tap water so consumers who have made the switch are seeing less damage to green spaces, reduced concrete damage and fewer unsightly stains.
Additionally, because CMA compounds are longer lasting less product is required and less labour is required to re-apply.