Beat the Microbead

Beat the Microbead

By Plastic Soup Foundation

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The Beat the Microbead app is the fastest method to study in case your cosmetics and personal care products comprise plastic elements. This app makes use of state-of-the-art textual content recognition know-how. Just scan the components of your merchandise and examine them for microplastics. Not solely that, however you could also get to know microplastic-free manufacturers licensed by us.

How does it work?

It’s easy: you can scan products with 4 easy steps:

- Find the elements list on your product.

- Position the complete listing inside your digicam frame.

- Make certain the components are clear to read.

- Take an image to scan!

A visitors gentle rating system

- RED: Products that comprise microplastics.

- ORANGE: Products that comprise what we name “sceptical” microplastics. With this, we imply synthetic polymers for which there is not sufficient information available.

- GREEN: Products that don't include microplastics.

Help us enrich our database!

Every time you add a product to our database, you assist us construct a case towards microplastics. With each product information, we will create proof and convince authorities concerning the extensive use of plastic ingredients. A bit of extra effort in your facet makes you a part of the fight in opposition to microplastics in cosmetics and care merchandise. So, go ahead, scan the barcode of your product and help us get some extra information!

By including the products to our database, you can also uncover our certified microplastic-free manufacturers. These manufacturers have their complete vary of merchandise freed from all known microplastic elements.

Why is it important?

Plastic in cosmetics is a global problem! Microplastics are hardly visible components that pollute our planet may pose well being dangers. These microplastics, hardly visible to the naked eye, move straight from the lavatory drain into the sewer system. Microplastics usually are not biodegradable, and as soon as they enter the (marine) surroundings, they are almost unimaginable to remove.

Sea animals take up or eat microplastics; these particles are handed alongside the marine food chain. Since humans are ultimately on the high of this food chain, it's probably that we also ingest microplastics.

Using body washes or cosmetics that contain microplastics can put the ocean, ourselves, and our youngsters at risk! With this app, you can get aware of this issue and make environmentally pleasant decisions.

Who is behind this app?

The collaborators behind this app embrace the following partners:

Plastic Soup Foundation: NGO based mostly in Amsterdam, initiators of the worldwide campaign “Beat the Microbead”. Their mission: No plastic in our water or our bodies!

PINCH: a renowned cellular development agency from Amsterdam that's proud of their work for the Plastic Soup Foundation.

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