(WENY) -- Earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation banning single-use plastic bags in an effort to curb the state's impact on pollution. While the measure does not take effect until March 2020, there are some steps you can take now to make sure you're better prepared.

In this week's edition of Counsel's Corner, Ziff Law Firm Attorney Adam Gee explains how consumers will be impacted, along with other tips related to the new law.