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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  Cereplast, Inc. Logo