ALM CPD examines how to specify 100% recycled lead

International Industrial Metals’ RIBA-approved CPD, ‘Lead – uniquely recycled for a better informed decision’ examines the sophisticated process by which lead is extracted from car batteries to be re-formed as BS EN 12588 rolled lead sheet.

With only one such plant in the UK, over 95% of the constituent parts of any battery are recovered, this provides a total chain of custody and scope to specify Code 3-8 material which presents the lowest environmental impact.

With material uses extending from roofing to rainscreen panels, lead is the most recycled material in construction with a BRE Green Guide A+ rating.