Yes, it is important to me, and we do recycle everything that's possible to recycle in this area. It really isn't any extra work, and we have a drop-off for all available types of recyclables only two blocks away. Not only does it reduce the amount of junk in the landfill, but most of the materials are used right here in our own community, so we're really also helping public projects in our town. For instance, they recently used recycled glass instead of having to buy fiber for the concrete in a bike/walking path that goes through most of the town, and used locally-recycled tires to shred for ground cover in the local playgrounds. I don't think I can tell anyone else what is or is not their duty, but for my own family and community I know the benefits far outweigh any excuses we could come up with not to.