updated 10/20/2010 9:46:47 AM ET 2010-10-20T13:46:47

BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Converted Organics Inc. (Nasdaq:COIN) reported record sales increases for both year-to-date and for the quarter, of its all-natural, organic fertilizer products. The Company reached record year-to-date sales of $3.6 million from January 1 – September 30, 2010, a 62 percent increase over same-period 2009 sales. In the third quarter of 2010, the Company had quarterly sales totaling $900,000, a 22 percent increase over same-period 2009 sales. The Company attributes its significant growth to the success of the Company's California facility, from which year-to-date sales represent 72% of total sales and sales in the third quarter 2010 represent 94% of total sales, as well as to targeted marketing efforts and to the increasing recognition nationwide regarding the efficacy of organic fertilizer products in lawncare, professional turf, and agricultural applications.

"Our sales growth is a reflection of the strength of our line of fertilizer products and word spreading among customers about the effectiveness of our products," said Edward J. Gildea, President and CEO of Converted Organics. "We produce high quality, competitively priced liquid fertilizers for both conventional and certified organic crop production, along with exceptional granular products that produce safe, effective results for our other primary markets, such as professional lawn care providers, and consumers.  Our products are safe for both people and the environment, and as the demand for organic fertilizer programs continues to rise, we are confident that our business will continue to increase as well."

About Converted Organics

Converted Organics (Nasdaq:COIN) ( www.convertedorganics.com ) is dedicated to producing high-quality, all-natural, organic soil amendment and fertilizer products through food waste recycling. The Company uses its proprietary High Temperature Liquid Composting (HTLC) system, a proven, state-of-the-art microbial digestion technology, to process various biodegradable food wastes into dry pellet and liquid concentrate organic fertilizers that help grow healthier food and improve environmental quality. Converted Organics sells and distributes its environmentally-friendly fertilizer products in the retail, professional turf management, and agribusiness markets.

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