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ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES USA, INC. HAILS NEW STARCH-BASED PACKAGING LEGISLATION

 ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Technologies USA, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ENVR) subsidiary, Clean Green Packing Company of Minnesota, announced today that Minnesota has instituted a new law which requires public entities to specify use of degradable loose-fill packaging in contracts with private vendors. Degradable loose-fill is manufactured from various agricultural starches and can be easily composted instead of added to landfill wastes.
 Sen. Janet Johnson of North Branch, Minn., co-chair of the Legislative Commission on Waste Management, was the chief author of the bill. She was pleased that Gov. Carlson signed the bill into law.
 "This type of legislation is good for the Minnesota economy, and certainly better for the environment," said Johnson. She said that she introduced the legislation after the Minnesota Office Of Waste Management completed a study comparing starch-based packaging with polystyrene packaging.
 Robin Young, president and founder of Clean Green Packing, said that this type of legislation is becoming commonplace around the United States and is good news for all manufacturers of packaging using agricultural products instead of petro-chemicals.
 "Minnesota has been a real leader in this area through progressive legislation and funding through the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute in Crookston," said Young.
 "We do a good job of bringing environmentally sound technologies to the commercial markets here because of adequate private capital and a highly educated consumer who sees the benefits both economically and environmentally for our state," continued Young.
 Clean Green Packing is the largest Minnesota-based manufacturer of this product after its merger with Evergreen Solutions early in 1993.
 Environmental Technologies USA, Inc. is a Minneapolis-based corporation that invests in companies that provide environmental solutions. Another subsidiary, United Recycling, Inc., converts post- consumer carpeting into polymer resin suitable for remanufacturing of consumer and commercial products.
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 /CONTACT: Charles Pyle, president of Environmental Technologies USA, 612-929-7175/


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