Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc v The EU


Keystone Law commenced legal action on behalf of AIM-listed Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc against the Commission, Parliament, and Council of the European Union in relation to their decision to adopt Article 5 of the Single Use Plastics Directive 2019.

Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc, a global specialist in supplying and developing technologies that make plastic “smarter, safer and sustainable”, believe that Article 5 of the Directive is confusing and illegal as the EU has not followed a well-established procedure, set out in the REACH Regulation 2006 for determining whether substances should be banned. The bioplastic company also believes that the reference to “oxo-degradable” plastics, which are to be banned under the Directive, causes confusion and has an adverse effect on its business. The company is claiming substantial damages.

Keystone Law litigation solicitors Patrick Selley (Picture) and Guy Harvey acted on the case.

Involved fees earner: Patrick Selley – Keystone Law;

Law Firms: Keystone Law;

Clients: Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc;