updated 4/13/2011 7:17:03 AM ET 2011-04-13T11:17:03

SPRINGDALE, Ark., April 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc.'s (OTCBB:AERT) MoistureShield® decking was recently recognized as one of "The Hot 50 Green Building Products for 2011" by the editors of GreenBuilder Magazine based on products featured at the latest Greenbuild Expo. MoistureShield® is a certified green product under VAR-1015.

"We have been partners with AERT for several years and have experienced double digit growth with MoistureShield® decking even during the recession. We proudly featured the MoistureShield® 'green' decking line at our recent Northeast LBM Expo at Foxwood's in Connecticut," stated Holbrook Lumber CEO, Peter Krihak. "Not only did it help us win the best booth award, our customers really appreciate its functionality, real wood look, and value."

BlueLinx Corporation's Outdoor Living Category Manager, Shannon Truax, stated, "BlueLinx is dedicated to providing our customers with green products to meet an industry growing demand for products that are easy on our earth's treasured natural resources. MoistureShield® decking and railing products are made from 95% pre- and post-consumer recycled content and positions AERT as an industry leader in using technology to efficiently utilize recycled materials in their manufacturing process.  AERT continues to be a valued supplier and their line of MoistureShield® decking and railing products provide BlueLinx with valuable products for its growing its portfolio of green products."

With AERT patented technology providing total encapsulation of wood fibers, MoistureShield® decking allows contractor installation and design advantages allowing installation applications in full ground or water contact (unlike competitive products) without voiding the limited lifetime warranty. Adding to its durability and versatility, MoistureShield 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, "MoistureShield® decking offers better durability than competitive products, without compromising its aesthetics and real wood look.  MoistureShield® is made in the USA and also offers true value for our customers' hard earned purchasing dollars; up to 30% less than PVC (vinyl) products and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty, making it the ideal choice for dealers and contractors. The word is spreading, sales are growing, and we sincerely appreciate the independent recognition of GreenBuilder magazine."

"Satisfied customers are our best advertising," stated Gwatney.

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

About Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc.

Since 1989, 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(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, 2010. 

CONTACT: For AERT
         Sarah Pore
         479-203-5084
         www.aertinc.com/ir

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