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!

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A Google User
Jul 19, 2014
Great idea that needs fine tuning I'd help add products but I had to send an email just to figure out what the red/white switch means. Bigger database needed and I think people who d/l this would help do that...just needs to make more sense.
A Google User
Jul 1, 2014
Fatal defect I think the reason there are so few products is because when you try to add a product which way do I flip the switch to say it has microbes? Red or white? It should be yes or no. This is so frustrating to see. One terrible design mistake kills the app.
A Google User
Jun 21, 2014
Great concept, but... So far none of my products have been found in this database, they were labeled 'unknown'. And there needs to be an ingredients list for things to watch out for so I can find out by myself if my products contain these microplastics.
A Google User
Jun 20, 2014
Help None of my products were in the data base and i need a better description of how to identify if my products do or don't contain these plastics....
A Google User
Jun 18, 2014
Need to add a better description of how to identify plastic microbeads in products. I'd be happy to contribute to the database but I don't have the info. Funny thing is when I search on Google I just get this app.