The new international 'Beat the Microbead' App informs consumers of plastic presence in care products. It is available for free and in five languages.

The new international 'Beat the Microbead' App informs consumers of plastic presence in care products. It is available for free and in five languages.

This App can scan the barcode of a personal care product and tell the consumer whether or not the product contains plastic microbeads. Products are divided into the categories Red, Orange and Green. Red: the product contains microbeads; Orange: the product contains microbeads but the manufacturer has pledged to stop using microbeads in the near future; Green, the product does not contain microbeads.

Beat the Micro Bead relies on consumer participation to create an ever growing database of products. We are putting out the call for concerned consumers to help us. If you do not find a particular product on the app, you can easily send us the information through a step by step process on the application so it appears next time.

For more information please contact Emma Priestland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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