updated 3/30/2011 8:15:38 AM ET 2011-03-30T12:15:38

SPRINGDALE, Ark., March 30, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc.'s (OTCBB:AERT), MoistureShield® Vantage Collection® ProSeries decking was recently recognized as a 2011 International Builders Show new innovative "Hot Product" by editors of LBM Journal in the March 2011 issue. The MoistureShield® Vantage Collection® decking features AERT's new TecShield technology for a smoother more durable surface, with improved aesthetics which minimizes surface buildup of dirt and debris while offering a "real" wood look.

Vantage Collection
AERT Vantage Collection Decking Receives LBM Editors Choice Innovative "Hot Product" Recognition




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With AERT patented technology providing total encapsulation of wood fibers, the Vantage Collection® ProSeries decking allows contractor installation and design advantages allowing installation applications in full ground or water contact without voiding the limited lifetime warranty. Adding to its versatility, Vantage Collection ™ ProSeries decking is reversible and available in eight fade resistant colors and with or without grooves for hidden fastening systems.

According to AERT Vice President Brent Gwatney, "the Vantage Collection was a major hit at the recent International Builders Show in Orlando, FL and is another major innovation to our growing MoistureShield® line of decking products."

For additional information go to http://www.moistureshield.com or call 866-729-2378.

About Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc.

Since 1989, AERT (OTCQB:AERT) (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® 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® 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.

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
         479-203-5084
         www.aertinc.com/ir

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