What does your M.P. say ? have you spoken to him/her about it? Have you joined a local pressure group to campaign for better re-use and recycling?
No? I thought not. So clearly you are not that bothered.
Or have you just copied and pasted a made up conversation from somewhere else and posted it in this moribund forum of old whingers?
There are plenty of good points in your post but just moaning about it is truly annoying.