I think a lot of people are well meaning but just don't get around to finding out what they need to do.
Recycling in the household is fairly straightforward as many councils make it easy for residents to recycle glass, some plastics and paper by providing recycling containers that are put out for collection with the general household rubbish.
Composting is a little more complex. Many people begin but find they don't get the results they want and give up or put it in the too hard basket. It is such a pity as compost is such a valuable nutrient for the garden. In recent years there has been a huge swing towards growing vegetables at home.
This can be attributed to a number of reasons. It is a cost saving growing vegetables at home and combining this with using compost, the results can be far superior to vegetables bought at the supermarket. Often supermarket fruit and vegetables have been in cold storage and this can means months and months of cold storage. How much nicer is it to be able to go out to the garden and pick produce for the family meal. Even if it just fresh herbs, the end result is a flavorsome meal from using fresh ingredients not chemically enhanced flavors.
Many people like organic produce, which can be purchased but once again produce grown at home is under total control of the grower so only organic products can be used on the crop.
Composting, aerobic or anaerobic is a valuable resource that is well within the reaches of the home gardener.
Read my hub about the Bokashi method of composting
for general information about composting.