14 Dec '11, 11am

Tupperware toters unite! A first timer does away with disposables—and lives to tell the tale

Tupperware toters unite! A first timer does away with disposables—and lives to tell the tale

Pig out: This week, the Greenie Pig opts out of disposable junk. Somewhere on the California coast, between redwood territory and the Bay Area, lies the world's most self-righteous coffee shop. My boyfriend, Ted, and I stopped there two summers ago for some much-needed caffeine. But as we queued up to order, handwritten signs confronted us from all angles. "We don't use disposable cups, utensils, or flatware," they sneered. "BYO or get out, you earth-hating douchebags!" OK, that's not exactly what the signs said. But that was the spirit of the message, and the coffee shop did, indeed, decline to serve anyone who hadn't packed her own containers. Including us, though we tried to explain that, hey, we really loved the reusable thing, but we were traveling light and had left our cups at home. "Sorry," the barista said sweetly. "No mug, no love." Ted eventually stalked back to...

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