If what you say is true Rory its a disgrace and just shows how we are all being taken for mugs.
Not really. What's the point is building all of the recycling infrastructure without first proving that the public are willing/able to make it worthwhile.
If the government had done it the other way around and it didn't work, JoP would be complaining about the waste of money through lack of planning.
At least this way, the money we've had from Europe so far will go towards building the recycling plants.