the point of this entry is to say... if i do find myself with a disposable cup...i can choose not to just give up and dump the cup into the trash can like everyone else. the lid and the sleeve are recyclable! i can take my cup home and recycle those pieces there.
why don't all of these shops have recycling bins? (we did actually see one in a small town starbucks...and complimented them on it. maybe you have them- that's something!) so bonus points for asking (maybe repeatedly) if your shop might think about working toward getting recycling bins in the shop.
may all your beverages be waste free and delicious! :)