Photo Release -- Brewlux(R), the First Disposable Tea Infuser by The Tea Spot, is Made From Cereplast Bioplastic Resin

Photo Release -- Brewlux(R), the First Disposable Tea Infuser by The Tea Spot,
is Made From Cereplast Bioplastic Resin

First Disposable Tea Infuser Brings Teahouse Experience to a To-Go Cup

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast,
Inc.(OTCQB:CERP), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, sustainable
bioplastics, today announced that The Tea Spot is launching Brewlux^®, the
first disposable tea infuser, which is made from Cereplast Biopropylene® 106D.

 Brewlux(R), the First
 Disposable Tea Infuser by The
 Tea Spot, is Made from
 Cereplast Bioplastic Resin.

A photo accompanying this release is available at

Cereplast Biopropylene 106D offers a lower carbon footprint when compared to
conventional resins, making it an ideal fit for the Brewlux® application.
Winner of the World Tea Expo "Best New Product" Award, the Brewlux® brings the
full teahouse experience to a to-go cup with its convenient and unique filter
design. The first premium alternative to the teabag and paper filters for
whole leaf tea, the large fixed volume of the Brewlux® filter allows tea
leaves room to expand so tea drinkers can enjoy the full flavor of the tea
leaves on-the-go. The infuser sits elevated in the cup, so tea stops steeping
when the water dips below the filter. There's no wet bag to remove and it's
durable enough to be reused for multiple infusions. With Brewlux®, tea moves
from the barista to the customer's hand faster, requiring less preparation
than a tea bag and produces a better tasting cup of tea. The Brewlux® is US

Cereplast Biopropylene 106D was designed to have an excellent balance between
impact strength, rigidity and processability. The resin can be processed on
existing conventional electric and hydraulic reciprocating screw injection
molding machines. In addition to the Brewlux® tea infuser, Biopropylene 106D
is recommended for the manufacture of consumer goods, furniture, toys, fashion
accessories, packaging, and automotive applications.

Frederic Scheer, Chairman and CEO of Cereplast commented, "Our bioplastics
serve many end product markets evidenced by the launch of Brewlux®, the first
disposable tea infuser. The renewable industry as a whole is rapidly evolving
not only in Europe due to government intervention and mandates, but globally
including the United States. Every day that passes the industry continues to
evolve with large and small corporations making increased investments,
creating opportunities for Cereplast. We look forward to partnering with more
companies like The Tea Spot in the future."

About The Tea Spot

The Tea Spot is a for-profit philanthropic business producing handcrafted
loose leaf teas and Steepware® - the tools that make loose tea easy. The
Boulder, Colorado-based woman owned and operated company was founded by Maria
Uspenski in 2004. A cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of leaf tea
during her recovery, she set forth to modernize the loose leaf tea experience.
Her message is simple and powerful: tea in its freshest form renders
incredible flavor, unmatched health benefits, and is eco-friendly. The Tea
Spot is a Certified B Corporation and ensures that its products uphold clean,
sustainable and fair manufacturing standards. The company's model of social
entrepreneurship incorporates a culture of giving as it grows: ten percent of
every sale made is donated in-kind to cancer and community wellness programs.

About Cereplast, Inc.

Cereplast, Inc. (OTCQB: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 Compostables® resins are ideally suited for single-use
applications where high biobased content and compostability are advantageous,
especially in the food service industry. Cereplast Sustainables® 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 You may
also visit the Cereplast social networking pages at, and

The Cereplast, Inc. logo is available at

CONTACT: Cereplast, Inc.
         Public Relations
         Nicole Robertson
         (310) 615-1900 x154
         Investor Relations:
         Alliance Advisors, LLC
         Alan Sheinwald

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