updated 2/15/2011 8:16:38 AM ET 2011-02-15T13:16:38

SPRINGDALE, Ark., Feb. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:AERT), a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of green building products, is proud to announce that Holbrook Lumber, celebrating their 100th anniversary, won the Best Booth Award in the Island Booth Category at the Lumber and Building Material Expo in Mashantucket, CT, held February 2-4, 2011. The 20'x20' booth featured multiple vendors showcasing AERT's MoistureShield® Vantage Collection™ decking, MoistureShield railing, and EcoShield™ deck tiles.





Rita Ferris, President, Northeast Retail Lumber Association presents Best Booth Award to Peter Krihak, CEO, Holbrook Lumber Co., Inc. for their booth, showcasing MoistureShield products, at the LBM Expo in Mashantucket, CT.




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Peter Krihak, CEO of Holbrook Lumber, stated, "We've been partners with AERT since 2007 and appreciate their commitment to Holbrook. Our strong partnership and mutual dedication to growing the business in a less than desirable economic environment has allowed MoistureShield to see positive growth over the past three years." He went on to say, "MoistureShield products provide an exceptional value without compromising quality. The product has proven itself to be worthy over the years, having never experienced a field failure."

"The AERT team was proud to participate and be involved with the fine Holbrook team in the design of their booth for their 100th anniversary in business," stated AERT CEO Joe G. Brooks.

"Holbrook has experienced consistent, strong, double digit growth the last several years, even in a down and uncertain economic environment with our ever increasing MoistureShield product line. AERT composites have the longest field history in the industry dating back to 1988. Over 30 million doors carry AERT components because they solved the problems of swelling, rot, and panel delamination. Likewise, AERT decking products have never experienced a structural field failure, even in ground contact or water applications. In fact, AERT composites, such as MoistureShield decking, are the only products in the industry designed and built for constant ground and water contact. MoistureShield decking has passed the test of time with flying colors and does not require costly additional petrochemical cap stocks to protect them from the elements of Mother Nature.

By being green, AERT utilizes technology in conjunction with recycled plastics to provide better value and performance to the consumer as well as jobs for Americans," stated Brooks. "They also qualify for LEED points for the builder. But most importantly, they look like real wood. The Holbrook team understands the importance of that in today's economy and has done a great job communicating that message to the marketplace. We salute Peter Krihak and the whole team on their company's 100th anniversary in business."

About Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc.

Since 1989, AERT (OTCQB/OTCBB:AERT) has pioneered the use of recycled polyethylene plastic in the manufacture of composite building materials. With its constantly evolving portfolio of patented and proprietary recycling technologies, AERT has been widely recognized as a leader in resource conservation innovation and received the EPA Award for Environmental Excellence for its process of converting scrap plastic to composite outdoor decking. The company recently received an ESGR Patriot Award for its support of our Guard and Reserve Units in the U.S. Armed Forces. AERT converts reclaimed plastic and wood fiber waste into quality outdoor decking systems, fence systems, and door and window components. The Company is the exclusive manufacturer of ChoiceDek(R) decking, which is available in multiple colors and is sold in Lowe's Home Improvement stores nationwide. See http://www.choicedek.com for more information. AERT's MoistureShield(R) decking program is expanding and products are now available throughout the U.S. See http://www.moistureshield.com for product information or to find a regional distributor or dealer. AERT operates manufacturing facilities in Springdale and Lowell, Arkansas and recently commenced operations at its Green Age recycling facility in Watts, Oklahoma. Investors can access real-time stock quotes and information at http://www.otcmarkets.com. For more information on the Company, visit http://www.aertinc.com. Sign up to receive investor information, including press releases, via email by visiting http://aert.com/ir/PressReleaseOptIn.aspx.

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Certain statements in this news release regarding projected results of operations, or, projected results of financial plans or future strategies and initiatives, including, but not limited to, projections of revenue, projections of profitability, any and all future expectation, and plans for future activities may and should be regarded as ``forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements involve, among other things, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause AERT, Inc.'s actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. AERT currently is considering, but may or may not in the future implement any or all of the items and issues listed in any planned budget or strategic initiative, due to, among other things, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors.

AERT, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, change in strategy, or otherwise. The above-mentioned listing of risks and uncertainties is not inclusive. For a more detailed discussion of some, but not all, of the risks and uncertainties that may affect AERT, Inc., see AERT, Inc.'s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.

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CONTACT: For AERT
         Sarah Pore
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