SOURCE: Big Apple Worldwide, Inc.

July 15, 2008 08:31 ET

Big Apple Worldwide to Feature Environmentally Friendly Wallcoverings on "No More Books®" Kiosks and Web Site

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - Big Apple Worldwide, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BPWI) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Big Apple Wallcovering, Inc., has launched a "Green Campaign" through its "No More Books®" kiosks and Web site. The Company plans to accentuate environmentally friendly products on the "No More Books®" kiosks and Web site with a Green Apple symbol.

The Green Campaign represents the Company's vision to have a more environmentally friendly product line for distribution, which consists of products made without the use of plastics, vinyls or other non-biodegradable elements. Big Apple Wallcovering and its vendors are already drawing attention to the importance of earth sensitive materials and reducing manufacturing and disposal costs with the elimination of costly and bulky sample books.

"In addition to the assembly, storage and shipping of the heavy wallcovering sample books, their elimination creates a tremendous savings for the manufacturer and the environment. We are happy to do our part for the environment and encourage other companies to do the same," stated Neal Jablon, CEO and President of Big Apple Worldwide, Inc.

It is estimated that the elimination of the sample books will save the wallcoving industry as much as $500 million each year. It will also conserve landfill space, fuel and labor costs necessary for proper disposal of the outdated books.

About Big Apple Worldwide, Inc.:

Big Apple Worldwide, Inc. ( is a holding company focused on serving the hospitality, leisure and retail market. Big Apple Wallcovering, Inc. ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Big Apple Worldwide and has inspired the Architecture and Design community with cutting-edge design and the manufacturing of architectural wallcovering and fabrics for hospitality, private offices and commercial interiors. Big Apple Wallcovering now enters the retail industry, placing its "No More Books®" kiosks into major retailers across the country. Big Apple Worldwide, Inc.'s subsidiary, Elabrient Surfaces (, is a commercial interior design development and manufacturing company specializing in commercial wallcovering. Big Apple Travel, Inc. (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Big Apple Worldwide, Inc., is a full-service travel agency and features a next-generation travel salon in Orlando, Florida.

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