According to the Provincial Development and Reform Commission, on-site inspections at > 120 shops showed that the ban of traditional plastic bags was followed by over 80 % of the controls. Jilin Province has issued the ban on Jan. 1, 2015, and supplied 518 tons of biodegradable plastic products to major commercial chains. Fines for non-compliance are heavy: 10000 Yuan (1400 €) for larger, 5000 Yuan (700 €) for smaller shops.

China Bio news release, Feb. 16, 2015