We are inclined to not recycle for many reasons. Most state how it will benefit themselves or why should one take their own time to recycle when municipalities take away the trash.
Consider this: EVERY single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?
Will it benefit you to recycle in your lifetime? Perhaps, perhaps not but what about your children? Just a thought.