Look for the Zero
Which products can you use safely, and which should you avoid?
Research (UNEP; Tauw; ECHA) shows that many more types of plastics are added to personal care products than just the ‘classic’ plastic microbeads: Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or Nylon. For most of these plastics, their safety for environmental and human health is not guaranteed. To make sure that cosmetic products are completely free of harmful microplastic ingredients, you need a guarantee. Our Zero Plastic Inside logo is such a guarantee. The brands and companies that do not use harmful microplastic ingredients in their products can carry the ‘Zero Plastic Inside’ logo. At a glance, this logo makes it clear to consumers that a product is guaranteed 100% free of harmful microplastic ingredients.
We are currently improving the certification process for the ‘Zero Plastic Inside’ logo.
We want our Beat the Microbead App to soon be able to scan more products for ingredients than just cosmetics. Think of laundry and cleaning products and paints. In doing so, we use the expertise of independent knowledge centres.
We expect to restart the procedures in the first quarter of 2024 and will keep you informed of the latest developments on this page. If you would like to be considered for Zero Plastic Inside certification, contact us!