Plastics are ubiquitous in the environment and are now known to be found in human blood, placenta, breast milk and in heart tissues! This is a cause for extreme concern. My PhD research aims to understand the plastic problem in the aquatic ecosystems. Understanding the fate of plastics in the natural system is essential to work towards solving the problem. Therefore, I am interested in understanding the natural fate of plastics and their microbial associations. Microbial solution to the plastic problem is an attractive potential solution. I will be looking at the local microbial pool associated with plastic biodegradation, understanding how efficiently microbes degrade plastics and their potential to become more efficient.