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!

Recent changes:
Added Korean localization
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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!

Recent changes:
Added Korean localization

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 18, 2015
Buggy and Uninformative - Basically Useless! Not impressed! Crashes as soon as I first open it, so I always have to open this app twice. Crashes EVERY TIME I try and take pictures of products that I am adding to the (useless) database. This app relies VERY heavily on end-users, no developer input as far as database . There are only a few dozen products in the database after selecting that I am in Canada, most of which are categorized incorrectly, branded incorrectly, or labels are misspelled. The concept is great, but the execution is an epic failure.
A Google User
Aug 15, 2015
Not helpful I downloaded this app a couple of years ago & it's been useless so far. This is the first update I've seen & all it did was add Korea?? To those who created the app, great idea but do the work. YOU should already have a database created listing products known to contain microbeads. Don't release an app that has no database. All that says to everyone is 'microbeads are bad for the environment, but we want you to build the database for us, and we won't be clear on how you should do that'. Uninstalling.
A Google User
Jul 27, 2015
Needs more products added This app is great. When I first heard about microplastics in my beauty products, I scrapped everything I had that contained them. And then I went on the hunt for replacements. This app came in handy, and I can proudly say that I own microplastic free products. My favorite part of the app is the fact that if they don't have a product in their system, (which, it's likely they wont) they tell you what to look for.
A Google User
Jul 26, 2015
The app is in Dutch For some reason. Changing the language doesn't seem to work either.
A Google User
Jul 11, 2015
English please!