Inc. (NASDAQ: CERP), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased,
compostable and sustainable plastics, today announced the top three
designs in the running for the new symbol that will be stamped on
products to identify that they are made from bioplastics. The goal of
the "Make Your Mark" contest is to introduce a new symbol that
will help consumers to identify products and packaging made from
bioplastics. Bioplastics are earth-friendly alternatives to
petroleum-based plastics, and are made from renewable resources
including potatoes, corn, wheat, tapioca, sugar and algae.
Cereplast's "Make Your Mark" bioplastics symbol design competition top 3 finalists.
The "Make Your Mark" design competition, which was modeled after the
1970 contest that produced the globally recognized recycling symbol we
see on recycled and recyclable products today, received over 1500 design
entries and over 2.8 million public votes which determined the top 200
designs. From the top 200 design submissions, the renowned panel of
"Make Your Mark" judges selected the top three finalists.
Cereplast encourages the public to post their comments on the top three
designs by clicking on the designer's name below. The top three "Make
Your Mark" contenders for the $25,000 prize are:
Ford, Creative Director at deviantART in Huntington Beach,
Howard, a graphic design student at the University of Louisville
Pandori, Graphic Designer at Iron Design in Ithaca, New York
"Cereplast's competition reflects our commitment to educating and
helping consumers make more informed purchasing decisions that have an
effect on the health of our environment," said Frederic Scheer, Chairman
and CEO of Cereplast. "We are thrilled with the positive feedback and
support we received in response to the 'Make Your Mark' contest from
individuals, universities, industry professionals, designers, government
officials and many others across the U.S. The new bioplastics symbol
will enable consumers to easily identify products made from bioplastics,
similar to the globally recognized recycling symbol we see on thousands
of plastic products."
The winning symbol will be announced on Earth Day Eve, April 21, 2011,
at a gala event to be held at the Herman Miller Showroom in Los Angeles,
California. The Herman Miller Showroom is an 18,000 square-foot venue
that was named the first LEED CI (Commercial Interiors) Platinum
building in Los Angeles, as certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
About Cereplast, Inc.
Cereplast, Inc. (NASDAQ:CERP) designs and manufactures proprietary
bio-based, sustainable plastics which are used as substitutes for
petroleum-based plastics in all major converting processes - such as
injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding and extrusions - at a
pricing structure that is competitive with petroleum-based plastics. On
the cutting-edge of bio-based 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 bio-based content and compostability are advantageous,
especially in the food service industry. Cereplast Sustainables? Resins
combine high bio-based 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.
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