Beat the Microbead

Beat the Microbead


More and more cosmetics contain microbeads, tiny plastic beads. These microplastics are a hazard to our environment.
It can be hard to determine if a product contains these microbeads. The North Sea Foundation (Stichting de Noordzee) and the Plastic Soup Foundation have developed an app to easily check if a product contains microbeads.
With this app you can check if a product contains microbeads by just scanning the barcode with your Android device camera.
This new version of the APP recognizes many more products and has localised product listings. New countries are continuously added, so chances are that your country is included or will be included soon. Beat the Micro Bead is now a truly worldwide campaign!
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About Beat the Microbead
More and more cosmetics contain microbeads, tiny plastic beads. These microplastics are a hazard to our environment.
It can be hard to determine if a product contains these microbeads. The North Sea Foundation (Stichting de Noordzee) and the Plastic Soup Foundation have developed an app to easily check if a product contains microbeads.
With this app you can check if a product contains microbeads by just scanning the barcode with your Android device camera.
This new version of the APP recognizes many more products and has localised product listings. New countries are continuously added, so chances are that your country is included or will be included soon. Beat the Micro Bead is now a truly worldwide campaign!

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 25, 2015
Great concept but... This is an important idea and a great cause but this app needs some more work. Please have a list of plastic ingredients on the info page so users can tell if a product has plastic microbeads. The list is currently only available if you scan a product first. Also, the red/white switch is not labeled as to what it indicates.
A Google User
May 16, 2015
Great intentions but this is not working properly. Changing the language doesn't do much. Scanning doesn't work, the camera doesn't focus nor does it take a photo. The product listing isn't alphabetized so you can't find anything manually either.
A Google User
May 14, 2015
Great ideas but..... Please get some help from a good app developer. This is an amazing concept but execution is terrible. Please get help... this app could really change things.
A Google User
May 7, 2015
Beat the micro bead Seems to be available only in Dutch. I can't get it to work at all. Error message (in English) on help screen.
A Google User
May 1, 2015
Language & Functionality! Really want this to be a great app, but I can't change the language (already changed the region settings), and the functionality of the app is very poor!
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