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Sea turtles’ sad fate: from restaurant menus to plastic ‘soup’

Gently, Kenzo the sea turtle is lowered onto a beach where a scattering of bottle caps, candy wrappers, yoghurt cups and discarded flipflops scar an otherwise idyllic setting. As its human handlers step aside, Kenzo struggles out of the harness, pushes hard with its flippers on the sand, and slides into small waves specked with bits of plastic trash. Dozens of sea turtles need rescuing every year around the coastal town of Watamu, where plastic litter accumulates in the Indian Ocean and the beach…