SOURCE: Naturally Iowa, Inc.

Naturally Iowa, Inc.

February 11, 2009 12:08 ET

Naturally Iowa Teams Up With GreenGuard Associates

Environmental Beverages and Innovative Composting System Offered to Customers

CLARINDA, IA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Naturally Iowa, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NLIA), a leading manufacturer and distributor of value-added bottled spring water and dairy products, announced that it has teamed up with GreenGuard Associates, Inc., an innovative designer of advanced technology industrial composting systems. As part of the exclusive agreement, Naturally Iowa's products, packaged in the revolutionary INGEO™ compostable bottle, will be offered to food service and institutional customers together with GreenGuard's ORCA Green™ composting system. The combination of the INGEO™ bottles with the ORCA Green™ machine composting unit creates a "Closed Loop" environment whereby used bottles are composted and returned to nature.

"Teaming up with GreenGuard Associates helps to fulfill my dream of building a true environmental solution for the 'end of life' issues associated with used water and dairy bottles," said Bill Horner, native Iowa farmer, agricultural entrepreneur and CEO & founder of Naturally Iowa. "We built Naturally Iowa from the beginning incorporating the environmental benefits of the compostable INGEO™ bottle from NatureWorks LLC. The INGEO™ bottle is made from U.S. corn, not foreign oil, and requires significantly less energy to produce. This bottle is used for all of our Naturally Iowa's beverages, including spring water, fluid milk and drinkable yogurt. With the ORCA Green™ composting system, we now have a complete environmental solution for customers."

The ORCA Green™ system provides compact, economical solutions for food service, institutional and retail users. The composting unit is relatively small, fits well in limited-space locations and can rapidly compost up to 2,000 lb. of INGEO™ bottles, food waste and organic material simultaneously.

"The innovative technology of our ORCA Green™ system reduces waste and recycling costs for customers, and it speeds up the time needed for composting," said Bob Humberstone, sales director for GreenGuard Associates. "The ORCA Green™ system also lowers trash hauling and related energy costs. Additionally, the system cuts landfill waste and reduces carbon footprint. ORCA Green™, in partnership with Naturally Iowa's compostable bottles, is an excellent way for customers to manage costs and reduce waste, while demonstrating a strong commitment to environmental stewardship."

Naturally Iowa and GreenGuard Associates are offering the combined benefits of Naturally Iowa's environmental products and the ORCA Green™ composting system to food service and institutional customers nation-wide. The ORCA Green™ system is easily installed in a compact space adjacent to food service and institutional outlets. Naturally Iowa used bottles are put into the composter with food waste and other organic material. This mixture breaks down quickly and completely. A video of Naturally Iowa's compostable INGEO™ bottles in use with the ORCA Green™ system may be viewed at www.naturallyiowa.com, by clicking on the "Green Bottle Spring Water" icon.

Previously, Naturally Iowa's Green Bottle Spring Water™ gained distribution in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Washington, DC headquarters, and the company was selected as a "BioPreferred" supplier to the U.S. Government. Green Bottle Spring Water™ was also chosen as the exclusive bottled water for all of the food service venues of the U.S. House of Representatives as part of its "Green Capital Initiative."

About Naturally Iowa, Inc.

Naturally Iowa, Inc. (www.naturallyiowa.com), operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, Naturally Iowa, LLC, distributes Green Bottle Spring Water™ brand bottled water, and processes and produces organic and all-natural dairy products. The Company's main dairy product lines are organic and all-natural fluid milk, ice cream and drinkable yogurt. In 2003, Naturally Iowa, LLC developed a working partnership with NatureWorks, LLC, and became the world's first dairy to use NatureWorks® environmentally friendly Ingeo™ bottling. Naturally Iowa, Inc. operates its state-of-the-art, 28,500-sq.-foot dairy processing facility in Clarinda, Iowa.

About GreenGuard Associates, Inc..

GreenGuard Associates (www.greenguardassociates.com) is an innovative technology company formed to assist in completing the eco-cycle. The company manufactures and distributes the On-Site ORCA Green™ Composting Machine that can rapidly compost organic food waste and compostable water bottles & other food service disposable products. The ORCA Green™ machine reduces waste in our nation's landfills, lowers the carbon foot print required to transport waste to the landfills and mitigates high disposal costs. Users of ORCA Green™ machine include colleges and universities, hospitals, supermarkets, hotels and other customers in the food service, institutional and retail markets.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Naturally Iowa, Inc.
    Bill Horner
    (712) 542-6455

    GreenGuard Associates, Inc.
    Bob Humberstone
    (770) 667-7693