Cereplast Provides Update on Application Development in India

Cereplast Provides Update on Application Development in India

Three Dozen Indian Companies Testing Various Cereplast Bioplastic Resins

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast, Inc.
(OTCQB:CERP) (the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased,
compostable and sustainable bioplastics, today is providing an update on
applications that are currently in development on the Indian continent. Three
dozen companies are currently testing Cereplast bioplastic resins, including
Cereplast Compostables® resins and Cereplast Biopropylene® grades for a
variety of different applications.

Compostable applications include blow-molded water bottles, blown film garbage
bags and single-use grocery bags by companies including Jeevan Polmers of
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and Back to Compost of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Durable,
Biopropylene applications include industrial products, electrical tubing,
helmets, bottles and caps, reusable non-woven bags, buckets, dishes, furniture
and other household items by companies including Saraswati Plastics, Sachin
Plastics, Jain Plastic Corporation and Sri Sai Vishwas Industries of
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Images of some of these applications may be seen at

Mr. Frederic Scheer, Chairman and CEO of Cereplast, Inc. stated, "We are
encouraged by the growing interest in the Indian market for our bioplastic
resins. Based on the positive feedback we are receiving from our customers
about their trials, we anticipate that several of these applications will be
commercialized soon."

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 www.cereplast.com. You may
also visit the Cereplast social networking pages at Facebook.com/Cereplast,
Twitter.com/Cereplast and Youtube.com/Cereplastinc.

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CONTACT: Cereplast, Inc.
         Public Relations
         Nicole Robertson
         (310) 615-1900 x154
         Investor Relations:
         Alliance Advisors, LLC
         Alan Sheinwald
         Valter Pinto
         914-669-0222 x201

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