Dr. Mehr Nigar has a Masters in Physical Chemistry and a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve university in the USA. She worked as a senior chemist at the Strongsville research center, ICI Paints North America, before returning to Pakistan. Since then she has been teaching at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, first at NUST and now at Air University since 2007. Dr. Nigar developed a keen interest in finding solutions to the issue of plastics waste management in Pakistan. She has been working on issues related to plastics waste and solid waste management in general for more than a decade now. In this regard she regularly interacts with all the stakeholders, which include, manufacturers, environmentalists and local and international experts in the area. She is a strong proponent of finding local solutions for local problems.