Glad to see a good neighborly act to square things.
If carried to an extreme would all flotsam re-entering get tagged as litter with fines to country or company of origin?. Could then lost toolbags, gloves, as well as heavy pieces from satellites already launched be subject to a rash of fines of meteoritic proportion possibly shutting down space programs?
On the other hand it may just cause space-faring countries to better ensure any payload and debris properly decomposes on the way down.
Now if only there was a LEO anti-littering sanction for junk stuck too long in orbit...