This must be a global effort and is way overdue. when you are forced to live in your own waste you come up with functional alternatives. Shipping waste to other shores is not a solution but a copout. I would be happy to see a refund charge on all plastic containers. Disposable plastics are way too expensive.
When Willimantic CT where I live passed a mandatory five cent deposit on beverage containers, some of the smaller stores hated it. The two members of fairly large chains of grocery stores decided to try to be cheerful about it. With fewer beverage containers left lying around, the place does look neater and cleaner.