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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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 21, 2014
Couldn't give me any information I am fairly aware of the microbeads issue. I'm pretty sure some of my products contain them but nothing I scanned was part of the database...and I couldn't add them because whenever I took a picture the app would crash. :( disappointed
A Google User
Oct 2, 2014
Needs more products included None of the four household products we tested came back with any info. Colgate toothpaste, cetaphil lotion, shampoo and face wash all showed that they could not be found. We really like the Idea and will leave it installed for the hopes that eventually there will be more items added to the database.
A Google User
Aug 16, 2014
Great app - please fix Ireland region? Great idea. I managed to submit a product fairly easily. Could you please update "Ire" to "Ireland" in your region list though. Every other country is listed with its full name and it's not immediately obvious that Ire is Ireland as it's not an abbreviation that is normally used. It's also very unclear what the red/white switch means. I'm guessing red means that it contains micro beads? Yes/No would make a lot more sense.
A Google User
Jul 31, 2014
Microbead hater First off I hate microbeads. They break me out. I thought the app would be great! But none of the products I have were on the account, and after trying to add them, I noticed I couldn't. I tried looking for them and couldn't find what I had just added. Also database is small. The red/white switch is confusing. Should be yes or no. And your scanner is tiny should be bigger.
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.