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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 smartphone 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 Microbead is now a truly worldwide campaign!

What’s New

Version 2.5.1

We fixed a bug so the search results of the Danish region are also visible.

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

JaySav313 ,

Very disappointing app

Have scanned items multiple times and all are still "unknown". Have also tried to register 2 items and did not register but it said that it did. How can you make a safer, cleaner, healthier environment for our Earth when the app that wants to help is absolutely useless?

Thecentaur ,

Can't wait for Australia to be listed

This is an important app ! Download today
When will Australia be listed?

Britt1720 ,

Excellent concept, poor execution

In theory this app is great, however a lot of products I have scanned that do contain micro beads or other forms of plastic come up as 'unknown'. Therefore fairly useless at informing and educating people at this point.


Stichting Plastic Soup Foundation
6.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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