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Delver Agents Helps Cruise Lines Go Green in Antarctica

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Pierside in Ushuaia

The main port agent in Ushuaia, Delver Agents, is putting together a comprehensive recycling program to help expedition operators go green this coming season. Ushuaia is the main homeport for expedition sailings heading to Antarctica. 

Delver will place material containers pier-side in Ushuaia for participating cruise lines to dispose their recyclables in, according to Veronica Palacios, managing partner and co-owner. Delver works alongside Sealand Ship Agents & Suppliers, a local outfit on the ground in Ushuaia. Both companies share the same ownership. 

The company will handle around 170 port calls in Ushuaia this coming season, said Adrian Fussell, operations. Fussell said the company was aiming to have around 50 calls use the recycling option.

Once the containers are full, they will be moved offsite, where recyclable items will be sorted into various categories, including plastics, bottles, glass, paper and cardboard.

“We’ll move them to a yard provided by the city, it’s really a multi-agency partnership,” said Palacios. “This idea was based on brain storming; there really has been no structure to do this in Ushuaia. We are setting this up as an example to show it can be done.”

At the end of the season, participating cruise lines will share the cost to truck the materials to Buenos Aires, where the items will be properly recycled.

Delver will then donate the financial credit on the recycling to a local NGO or charity in Ushuaia.

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15 things everyone should splurge on that will last a lifetime

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Once you’re making a steady income — and hopefully putting some money aside, too — buying everything off the high street or shopping only in the sale loses its appeal.

No matter how long it takes to save for them, there are some items you should splurge on so they last you for life — and some may even grow in value, making them a good investment for the future.

We asked four people living luxurious lifestyles — including the Head Personal Shopper at Matches Fashion, the CEO of Joanne Beckham’s concierge company, and the head of VIP at Heathrow Airport — for the items everyone should invest in in their lifetime.

Scroll down to see what they said:

An investment watch— around £5,000.
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Helen Ridge, Leasing Director at Value Retail — owner of the luxurious Bicester Village shopping areas around the world — said an investment watch is a must. Her pick? “A Cartier yellow gold vintage Tank watch that I was given for my 40th,” she said. The watch now retails from around £5,000.

Jay Smith, CEO of WeAreYourCity, a concierge company by Joanne Beckham, agreed — but he’d opt for the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 with a navy dial, which will cost you at least £32,000.

“This is the holy grail of stainless steel sports watches, one of the most sought after timepieces in the world,” Smith said. “Waiting lists are five to 10 years long or more and some authorised dealers have even closed their lists. A solid long term investment which can be enjoyed everyday.”

A tailored suit — around £3,000.
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“When you walk into a business meeting, I believe your suit and presentation plays an important role in how you are viewed,” Smith said. “I always say it is better to be over-dressed than to feel under-dressed. First impressions count and a well tailored suit will make a difference.” Prices range depending on the designer, but on Savile Row, you’ll pay at least £3,000.

A high-quality chunky knit — around £300.
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Ridge added that everyone needs a high-quality jumper, such as “a Bamford chunky knit from Bicester Village, which is perfect for cold country walks.” Similar designs retail for around £300.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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