Because fining people for not recycling is a nuisance and is a hassle. Yes, everybody should recycle but this is just insane!!
I HATE the fines one can get for not recycling properly. It is we consumers that buy the food, we should not be forced to recycle and then threatened with a fine if we make a mistake. That is absolutely ludicrous. And its a hassle.
In fact, we should be getting paid for doing this type of labour. We already pay council taxes for our rubbish to be done away with and now the councils want to cheat us out of MORE money. Recycling should definitely be encouraged, but the government should look to encourage people to do this, like, offering coupons or something to make people want to do it.