88% of the tampons sold in the world are ones with a non-biodegradable plastic applicator. The plastic applicator tampons poses so many unprecedented perils to our animals, marine & fauna ecosystems. This is a result of everyday items being disregarded without really processing where they go. Plant-based and cardboard applicators can take six months or more to degrade. Plastic ones never degrade. Many conventional tampons even have plastic in the tampon itself. We know, it's disgusting. Did you know that conventional pads & liners are up to 90% plastic & can take 500 - 800 years to decompose. Yoppie has 0% plastic absorbent core and uses biodegradable plastics only for adhesive/backing.