Salt mines around the world

Salt mines around the world

Most people think salt is simply to add flavour to meals and to be used as a food preservative. However, only 6% of all salt manufactured goes into food. We use salt in over 14,000 different ways from making products such as paper, plastic, glass, polyester and rubber to household soap, bleach, dyes and detergents. Another common use of salt is to treat icy roads and paths in winter, this is because salt has a lower freezing point than water. Everyone uses salt, whether its directly or indirectly.

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The Different Types of Salt Spreaders: Which One is the Best for Your Business?

different types of salt spreader

Spreading salt isn’t the most glamorous of tasks, but it is important. In most cases, it is a legal requirement for business owners to properly grit their land. It can also help you avoid any expensive injury claims if you ensure your business is properly maintained over the cold winter months.

Let’s look at the key facts about salt spreaders, the different types and why they are so important to a business.

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How to Beat the Winter Freeze

probrine instead of standard salt

With winter around the corner, it is crucial to be prepared for the worst conditions we can face in the UK. 

Snow and ice often grind the country to a halt. Making sure you have the correct materials to deal with it can be crucial. 

We have looked at one item that we find is popular during this time of the year, probrine. It is an alternative to standard salt and has slowly become the norm for dealing with snow and ice. 

What is ProBrine?

Probrine is becoming a popular method used to reduce the impact that snow and ice have on our roads and pavements.

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Top 5 Weather Websites To Check Your Local Weather

Top 5 weather websites

Keeping up to date with the weather is arguably as important as keeping up to date with the news. Most of us will have a weather app or website saved on phones or computers. Whether these sites are accurate or useful is up for debate but, most of the time they will get the weather right, kind of.

There are lots of websites out there, and all can differ slightly in terms of what they say the weather will be like each day. To try and help you pick the best site and avoid being caught in surprise rainfall or heatwave, we have investigated the finer details of the sites and apps and ranked the best ones to use.

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Top 5 Worst Winters in the UK

I’m sure you have seen plenty of ‘winter is coming’ captions from companies recently but, winter is coming, and it can throw up all sorts of weather conditions and issues for the UK.

Last winter, the UK recorded its lowest temperature in two decades, combined with snowfall in some areas, which caused havoc for residents. This wasn’t enough to break into the top 5 worst winter conditions faced by the UK.

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Winter is coming…

10-years-winter-3

We’ve started to see some snow fall in the North of the UK this week, along with some weather warnings and it’s got us feeling all sentimental about our first decade of keeping our loyal customers prepared for the winter weather.

Ten years of Gritbins.net

A walk down memory lane has us all feeling very proud to have served you for the last ten years and incredibly grateful to all of our loyal customers for making that possible. We made our first ever sale just 48 hours after pushing the website live and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Salt Mines From Around The World

Most people think salt is simply to add flavour to meals and to be used as a food preservative. However, only 6% of all salt manufactured goes into food. We use salt in over 14,000 different ways from making products such as paper, plastic, glass, polyester and rubber to household soap, bleach, dyes and detergents. Another common use of salt is to treat icy roads and paths in winter, this is because salt has a lower freezing point than water. Everyone uses salt, whether its directly or indirectly. Continue reading… “Salt Mines From Around The World”


Twitter Competition #lovegritbins

We have recently launched a new competition to win a Nikon Digital Camera!

As the leading supplier of the largest range of grit bins in the UK, we want to do our bit to save a grit bin! To enter our competition all you need to do is take a photo of an unloved grit bin, looking past its best in your area and post it on Twitter mentioning @gritbinsnet with the hashtag #lovegritbins. That is all you have to do, it couldn’t be simpler! If your photo is chosen you’ll win the amazing camera and more importantly we’ll pay to replace the grit bin in the photo! Continue reading… “Twitter Competition #lovegritbins”