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Photo Release -- Cello-Green(TM) Brand Compostable Beverage Straws Made From Cereplast Compostables(R) Resins by the Cello-O



Photo Release -- Cello-Green(TM) Brand Compostable Beverage Straws Made From
Cereplast Compostables(R) Resins by the Cello-O-Core(R) Company

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast, Inc.
(OTCQB:CERP), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, sustainable
bioplastics, today announced that the Cell-O-Core® Company is manufacturing
its Cello-Green™ brand compostable drinking straws using Cereplast Compostable
7003.

Cell-O-Core Bio Straws
 Cell-O-Core Bio Straws made from
 Cereplast Compostables(R) bioplastic
 resins

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=17825

The Cello-Green brand Bio Straws are disposable with food waste—no separation
is required—and will fully biodegrade in a municipal composting facility in
180 days or less. The Bio Straws are certified compostable by the
Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) and are Cedar Grove approved. Designed
and produced for use in cold beverages only, the straws are not recommended
for use in hot beverages over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The Bio Straws are
available in green, white or red, and the straw wrappers are printed with
water-soluble inks. Cereplast 7003 and the Bio Straws are made in the USA.

Cereplast Compostable 7003 is BPI certified for industrial compostability* of
films and other extruded applications with a maximum thickness of 60 mils
(1.50mm). Compostable 7003 has been designed to have an excellent balance of
translucency, strength, toughness and processability. This resin can be
processed on existing profile extrusion and cast lines and is recommended for
profile extrusion applications including straws and similar applications.

Frederic Scheer, Chairman and CEO of Cereplast, stated, "We are proud to be
working with an established US company such as Cell-O-Core. Based on current
market trends, we anticipate the demand for the Bio Straws to grow
significantly in the coming months and years. The Bio Straws can be disposed
of and composted with food waste, making them a convenient fit for fast food
chains and other restaurants that are making the move toward more sustainable
waste removal at their establishments."

About The Cell-O-Core Company

"Stirring up America... Since 1945" The Cell-O-Core Company was founded in
1945 and is based in Ohio. Their products area made in the USA. For more
information about Cell-O-Core and their products, contact Thomas B. Allen,
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer: tallen@Cellocore.com or
(330) 239-4370.

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.

*Not home compostable.

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
        
         Valter Pinto
         914-669-0222 x201
         valter@allianceadvisors.net
         www.AllianceAdvisors.net

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