Photo Release -- Luxury Brand Dominique Duval Launches Line of Handbags Made From Cereplast Hybrid 651D

Photo Release -- Luxury Brand Dominique Duval Launches Line of Handbags Made
From Cereplast Hybrid 651D

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CERP), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, sustainable
bioplastics, today announced that luxury accessories brand Dominique Duval has
launched a line of eco-friendly handbags made from Cereplast's award-winning
material, Hybrid 651D.

Eco-friendly
 Eco-friendly Dominique Duval clutch
 made from Cereplast bioplastics with
 grey ribbed recycled cashmere bows,
 black onyx, chain and a metal zipper.

Eco-conscious
 Eco-conscious clutch from Dominique
 Duval made with Cereplast bioplastics
 and paisley recycled cashmere bows,
 amber citrine stone, chain and a metal
 zipper.

Photos accompanying this release are available at

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=15685

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=15686

Dominique Duval used Cereplast Hybrid 651D (with and without fiber glass)
along with accents of recycled cashmere bows, natural semi-precious stones
including black onyx and amber citrine stone, and metals, including a metal
zipper. The eco-conscious bags will be sold online at DominiqueDuval.com and
at select retailers.

Cereplast Hybrid 651D is an Ethylene Acrylate (EA) and starch hybrid compound,
which is a tough, soft touch, pliable material that is ideal for extrusions
and soft injection moldable applications. Hybrid 651D provides the desirable
properties of conventional EA, while offering a lower carbon footprint. Hybrid
651D won the MATERIALICA Design + Technology 2012 silver award for outstanding
innovation in the "Material" category.

About Dominique Duval

Dominique Duval accessories are hand-made in glamorous Hollywood, California
and have been featured in Allure Magazine, Elle Magazine, Self Magazine, Lucky
Magazine, InStyle Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine and I Do Magazine. Dominique
Duval accessories have been worn by many celebrities including Jennifer Lopez,
Janet Jackson, Leighton Meester, Lily Allen, Mischa Barton, Paris Hilton,
Lauren Conrad, Michelle Williams, Penelope Cruz and other glam girls!
Dominique Duval is a division of The Barrette Factory.

About Cereplast, Inc.

Cereplast, Inc. (Nasdaq:CERP) designs and manufactures proprietary biobased,
sustainable bioplastics which are used as substitutes for traditional plastics
in all major converting processes - such as injection molding, thermoforming,
blow molding and extrusions - at a pricing structure that is competitive with
traditional plastics. On the cutting-edge of biobased plastic material
development, Cereplast now offers resins to meet a variety of customer
demands. Cereplast CompostablesĀ® resins are ideally suited for single-use
applications where high biobased content and compostability are advantageous,
especially in the food service industry. Cereplast SustainablesĀ® resins
combine high biobased content with the durability and endurance of traditional
plastic, making them ideal for applications in industries such as automotive,
consumer electronics and packaging. Learn more at www.cereplast.com. You may
also visit the Cereplast social networking pages at Facebook.com/Cereplast,
Twitter.com/Cereplast and Youtube.com/Cereplastinc.

CONTACT: Cereplast, Inc.
         Public Relations
         Nicole Robertson
         (310) 615-1900 x154
         nrobertson@cereplast.com
        
         Investor Relations:
         Alliance Advisors, LLC
         Alan Sheinwald
         914-669-0222
         asheinwald@allianceadvisors.net
         www.AllianceAdvisors.net

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