Earlier this week, for a few glorious hours, I was like Kim Kardashian.
"Plastic Emergency," the TV socialite tweeted, before later adding that she, like a growing number of cities and towns, was giving up plastic straws.
Inspired, I, too, made a personal pledge: no more straws.
A plastic tub is pulled from the water Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 in the Tennessee River Gorge in Marion County Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Some Tennessee Aquarium and Clean Harbors staff members spent part of the afternoon on the water picking up trash in advance of the Tennessee River Rescue, which takes place Saturday.
Because - I can't believe I'm saying this - Kardashian is right: we're facing an emergency.