Jilin Province has banned since 2015 plastic shopping bags and issued fines from 1000 to 30.000 Yuan for their use. By the end of 2015, over 4.000 tons of biodegradable plastic bags had been manufactured and sold, plus 76 tons of biodegradable cutlery. The main material is PLA, and capacity for production of such commodities has been expanded to 60.000 tons.

China Bio news release, February 1, 2016