The Plastic Nile follows Sky News’ Alex Crawford journey through Africa as she leads an investigation into the issues of plastic pollution from the river’s source at Lake Victoria, north to the mouth of the Nile in Egypt.
The team examines the effects of single-use plastic for the millions of people and wildlife that rely on the river for their survival – and the revelations are more disturbing than anyone could have imagined.
As the threat of plastic pollution and microplastics becomes a recognised global issue, The Plastic Nile shows the danger plastic waste poses to our world. From beginning to end, this documentary is a stark reminder of how quickly time is running out.
Watch The Plastic Nile’s exclusive premiere at 9pm on June 1st on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW TV.
In This Story: Egypt
Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs.
The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.