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
Apr 13, 2015
More info Need more info on the app. More brands, data, bigger scanner, idk what else but I'm doing research on microbeads for an essay and I am hoping this app could help and scan dove exfoliating cream bar my teacher is bringing in. Please add more products and fast.
A Google User
Mar 21, 2015
Good idea, but doesn't work Half the app is in Dutch as well as language in settings. It doesn't list a lot of common products, can't search for a product, and list is not in alphabetic order. There is a demand for this kind of app, but this app just doesn't work.
A Google User
Jan 20, 2015
No products Doesn't recognize any products in the stores, and I can't add them either! And we need a way to fight back against microbeads! Please fix it!
A Google User
Nov 27, 2014
Has potential Not great so far but I'm willing to stick with it and see if consumer input can't help make this a useful resource.
A Google User
Nov 14, 2014
Great idea but App Sucks The database doesn't match with any of my products and when I try to Add a product to database it shows Error 503, service unavailable. Don't spoil the concept, if u need support with the app get help from some developers
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