The Lead Free Brass Initiative is an important programme to pro-actively move towards a sustainable low-lead brass alloy industry in Europe. The initiative has led to the development of a Roadmap to outline how the industry will move towards a low-lead alloy future. The Roadmap suggests that by starting NOW then by 2035 the lead content in brass alloys could be reduced by more than 70%.

The programme is designed, funded and driven by industry itself and was set up and is managed by the International Wrought Copper Council.  

To find out more, visit the initiative website at