Cereplast Receives Orders From Italy for Blown Film Resins

Cereplast Receives Orders From Italy for Blown Film Resins

SEYMOUR, Ind., July 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast, Inc. (OTCQB:CERP)
(the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, compostable
and sustainable bioplastics, today announced that it received multiple
purchase orders for Cereplast Compostables® blown film resins totaling
approximately $200,000 in sales. These resins will be used for the manufacture
of single-use plastic bags for use at about 45 supermarkets located in the
Veneto and Trentino Regions in, Italy. The resin is being produced this month
at the Company's manufacturing facility in Seymour, Indiana.

Mr. Frederic Scheer, Chairman and CEO of Cereplast, stated, "We are pleased to
have achieved this significant milestone as these supermarkets are the first
45 that have begun to utilize our resins. Our resins have been well received
by Italian consumers and we strongly believe that these orders represent only
a fraction of the overall market opportunity. Despite the short term delays
posed towards finalizing the Italian sanctions we are seeing strong demand for
our resins particularly from large retailers that are proceeding as if the
legislation is being fully enforced and continue to transition to bioplastic
alternatives for single-use bags. We anticipate that the issues within the
European Union will be resolved by the fall and expect that orders from Italy
for our blown film resins will accelerate accordingly."

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
         812.220.5400 X1013
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         Alan Sheinwald
         Valter Pinto
         914-669-0222 x201

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