Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc LSE:SYM London Ordinary Share GB0009589168 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 17.50 17.00 18.00 17.50 17.50 17.50 215,898 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Chemicals 9.8 -0.4 -0.2 - 31

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Blimey, surely they could RNS it for clarity. Comon SYM
Revisiting after a year - Does not yet seem to be a resolution as to whether SYM's produsct is biodegradeable (ie:- Compostable - or oxo-degradable leaving microplastics behind). Supermarkets demand ban on ‘danger’ oxo-degradable plastics 23 October 2020 Clarification?
This is pants. Lots of positive news from the company, right climate, trickle down. Eh?
I doubt it - but based on the past this isn't going anywhere PS notice the drift down
swiss paul
and yours is just the competition complaining?
bad gateway
Nah mate that just a consultatiuon docuemnt response
swiss paul
Yet SYM are still winning the argument in the UK? Symphony Environmental Technologies : OPA response to Wales share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook 0 10/30/2020 | 12:35pm GMT EU registration no. 370641927438-79 OPA response to Welsh Government Consultation Document Number: WG40193 "Reducing single use plastics" Coronavirus has made everyone realise that single-use plastic is essential to protect us from the spread of disease, and it is in use today for a wide variety of personal protective equipment and packaging. This is not a temporary phenomenon, because people are never going to forget the need to protect themselves and their families from microbial attack. In addition, plastic is the only material in common use which can itself be made antimicrobial, and it has been proved by testing in accordance with ISO 21072 to destroy 99.9% of viruses within one hour of coming into contact with it. All single-use plastics should now be made with anti-microbial technology. Some of this plastic will however get into the environment after its useful life, and as yet very few governments have a policy for dealing with plastic which has escaped, despite their best efforts into the open environment, from which it cannot realistically be collected. The reason for this consultation by the Welsh Government is described by the Deputy Minister when she says in the introduction "Single use plastic items make up a significant proportion of litter on our streets, parks and seas. It blights our communities and has a devastating impact on our wildlife." This is reinforced in paras. 8-12 of the consultation. It was to address this very problem that oxo-biodegradable plastic was invented many years ago by the scientists who had themselves created plastics and who realised that the durability which they had achieved could be a problem. They therefore found a way to cause the molecular structure of the plastic to convert automatically by oxidation into low molecular-weight materials which are biodegradable. They called this process "oxo-biodegradation" and it occurs anywhere in the open environment where oxygen is present, without any need to take the plastic to a composting facility. 1.3 The Welsh government now has an opportunity to adopt a policy for dealing with plastic which has escaped into the open environment, and especially the oceans, from which it cannot realistically be collected for recycling or anything else. 1.4 Therefore in answer to Questions 6 and 7 we consider that oxo-biodegradable plastic should not only be exempted from any ban, but that all short-life plastics in Wales should be required to be made with oxo-biodegradable technology, as they have already done in some countries in the Middle-East.... hTTps://
bad gateway
More than 40 organisations including retailers and trade associations have written an open letter calling for a ban on plastics containing additives to make them degrade. The open letter, sent to the media on 22 October, called on the government to “follow the lead” of the European Union, which is banning ‘oxo-degradable plastics’ from next year (Directive, clause 15). The open letter called on the government to “follow the lead” of the EU, which is banning ‘oxo-degradable’ plastics from next year The letter comes in the wake of the development of a British Standards Institution (BSI) specification for measuring the biodegradability of polyolefins, published earlier this month. The specification, PAS9017, was sponsored by a company which produces biodegradable and compostable plastics and was developed by a steering group which included the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Letter The letter states: “The UK voted for the EU ban when it was proposed in 2019. Failing to act now could turn Britain from a leader into a laggard in fighting the plastic crisis. “For these reasons, we call on the government to protect our environment, protect our food production, and protect British business by banning these materials immediately.” It continues: “Increasing evidence shows that microplastics are entering the food chain through animals, fruits and vegetables. This impacts human health, soil health and biodiversity. “Equally, these degradable plastic alternatives will disrupt the Britain’s recycling facilities, which will be unable to differentiate between conventional plastics and doctored alternatives. “We call on the government to protect our environment, protect our food production, and protect British business by banning these materials immediately.” Signatories include retailers Tesco, Aldi, Waitrose and the Co-op, as well as a number of trade associations, including the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) and the Environmental Services Association (ESA). British Standards Institution On 1 October the BSI published the new specification for measuring the biodegradability of polyolefins. Signatories to last week’s open letter claim the new specification supports the sale of oxo-degradable plastics. The letter reads: “The calls [for the ban] follow news that the British Standards Institution (BSI) enacted a new specification (PAS9017) this month supporting the sale of such plastics.” WRAP is based in Banbury, Oxfordshire The specification was developed by a steering group made up of WRAP, the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), amongst others. PAS9017 sponsor Polymateria is a London-based privately owned technology company which develops biodegradable and compostable plastics. Polymateria has the backing of some heavy hitters in retail and manufacturing: one of its directors is retail expert Marc Bolland, who was previously at the helm of Morrisons and then Marks & Spencer. He spoke of the work done by Morrisons to remove plastic from its products at WRAP’s annual conference in 2009 (see story). Also on the company’s board is Frederic De Mevius of Planet First Partners, which has invested in Polymateria. Polymateria Polymateria is described as “a European advanced technology company developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics. Their scientists have created a breakthrough, proprietary formulation for plastics – called Biotransformation – that makes this possible in the natural environment if fugitive plastics escape from the circular economy.” WRAP view Given the reaction following the publication of the specification, there is some surprise that WRAP has been involved in its development. WRAP and Polymateria were approached for comment by [Updated 27 October: For WRAP’s response, click here.] Perspective “This is damaging our international reputation” David Newman, BBIA One perspective came from David Newman, managing director of the BBIA, who told “We are in discussions with WRAP around communications in which their position on this standard will be made public.” He continued: “What’s so sad about this is that it’s happening in the UK, which has promised to meet or go beyond environmental standards set by the EU. “The EU has already put in a ban on these materials and the UK has not yet done so. This is damaging our international reputation.” The BBIA aims to develop the circular bioeconomy in the UK, promoting markets and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals. Oxo-degradable material Oxo-degradable material can be found in products such as plastic bags and contain an additive which helps the plastic to bio-degrade. Those behind the technology say that among its benefits it can help deal with waste which has escaped into the environment and cannot be collected for recycling or anything else. In March 2019 the European Parliament approved measures aimed at tackling marine litter by limiting the use of disposable plastic. Restrictions prohibiting the placing on the market of oxo-degradable plastic are to come into force on 3 July 2021. In March 2020, Wales proposed legislation banning oxo-degradable plastics as part of its single use plastic ban. [Clarification 27.10.20: this line has been changed from: ‘In March 2020, Wales introduced legislation to ban oxo-degradable plastics as part of its single use plastic ban’. Wales’s consultations on a ban have recently closed.]
swiss paul
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Board clutching at straws now.......
Good morning, I haven't been following this thread for a while but looked in following the RNS this morning. Just looking back at the 20th October RNS - any concerns around CO2 and marine food chain impact down the line from harvesting marine algae? Or have I misunderstood the technology - its is only a cursory look I have taken... Thanks, G.
Launch of d2p and d2w enhanced drinking straws Fri, 30th Oct 2020 07:00 RNS Number : 6762D Symphony Environmental Tech. PLC 30 October 2020 30 October 2020 SYMPHONY ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES PLC ("Symphony" or the "Group") COLOMBIAN COMPANY PROMOCIONES FANTÁSTICAS LAUNCHES DRINKING STRAWS WHICH ARE BOTH ANTIMICROBIAL AND BIODEGRADABLE Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc (AIM: SYM), a global specialist in technologies that "make plastic smarter" is pleased to report that Promociones Fantásticas a Colombian drinking straws producer and leader in the Latin American market, has announced the launch of their new d2w (biodegradable) and d2p (antimicrobial) drinking straws. Symphony is the technology partner and Symphony's exclusive distributor Latin Pack is the masterbatch supplier. Promociones Fantásticas has been using d2w successfully in their straws since April 2017. As previously announced, testing of d2p samples by UNICAMP University in Brazil according to ISO 21702 found a virus reduction of 99.9% in only one hour, which is vital during the coronavirus pandemic. d2p has also been proved effective against bacteria and fungi, which is critical as this is a product that enters in direct contact with customers' mouths where microbes can easily be transmitted. As the antimicrobial properties are embedded in the plastic, they will never wear off - unlike spraying, wiping, or coating. Michael Laurier, CEO of Symphony, said: "We are delighted to continue our long-standing and valued relationship with Promociones Fantásticas, and hope that other, environmentally and socially responsible companies around the world will follow their lead in protecting customers and the environment alike. This follows recent other Symphony d2w and d2p new users, for example, Cotripal in Brazil whose shopping bags now contain both d2p and d2w Symphony technologies. We are seeing increased interest for our d2p anti-microbial technologies as a combination with our d2w biodegradable technology in several countries across the globe. Further, the products of these interested manufacturers are of both multi use, but also single use items, that historically were more commonly treated with just our d2w biodegradable technology." Carlos Cruz, CEO of Promociones Fantásticas, said: "In the context of the global pandemic our company has assumed an increased responsibility to protect public health, create jobs and preserve the environment. Over the years we have encouraged our customers to properly dispose of used straws so they can be recycled where possible. But we have also taken additional measures to protect the environment from plastic that escapes into the open environment by using the globally renowned British d2w biodegradable technology. Today we go further, by helping to protect our customers from Coronavirus and other forms of contamination by using d2p technology, that has been proven against viruses, bacteria, and fungi." and See video links:
Dead as a Dodo, isn't this sector supposed to be hot hot hot ???
They could do wit h getting some turnover - they are just so woeful. Laurier - resign
swiss paul
Such positive news recently, no budge on share price Wonder if they could do with some PR to rouse a stronger fan base. Looks like very interesting market which they have already made a considerable footing in.
Turkey bread packaging deal announced today - Bimbo US deal must be due soon
Will give this company till month end and if nothing tangible I’m out if they are incapable of getting deals done in the current climate with the recent news then they never will. It’s frustrating that they always under deliver apart from when it’s down to remuneration
Snot looking good, trickle trickle dowwwwn
yes I do - and have done so for some time. Do you work for teh company?
swiss paul
Do you own any of these shares Swiss Paul!
Here piggy piggy Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc (AIM: SYM) announces amendments to options held by Michael Stephen, Commercial Director of the Company. In order to align the executive directors option packages, and in particular the exercise periods, the Company has extended the exercise period of options granted over an aggregate of 2,210,000 ordinary shares of 1p each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares")("Options") to Michael Stephen as detailed in the PDMR tables below. All other terms of the Options remain the same. Nature of the transaction Extension of option exercise period from 26 November 2020 to 26 November 2021 Price(s) and volume(s) Price(s) Volume(s) n/a 2,000,000 Nature of the transaction Extension of option exercise period from 30 March 2021 to 30 March 2022 Price(s) Volume(s) 12.5p 210,000 oink oink (message ends)
swiss paul
Airport won't bring in much revenue. Needs a bigger sale
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