Taking into account the feedback people have already given you, what you state is not clear cut and not without counter-arguments.
However, you entirely miss one big point of recycling: reducing landfill. Landfill is an incredibly wasteful, environmentally damaging (even in the short term - public health, habitats, aesthetically, even the smell it creates!) practice that should be avoided where it is possible to reuse rather than throw.
In places like the UK, there is simply not enough space outside of habitation or areas of natural beauty to landfill forever.