Doing our bit for the next 150 years

At Hamptons, we’re passionate about the planet and are mindful of our responsibilities to the wider world, which is why as part of our 150th-year celebrations we launched Project Planet. This internal initiative will review every area of our business and take the necessary action to improve our environmental impact. There is a lot to do, this year and in the future, and below are some of the actions we’ve taken, so far:

  • Replacing plastic wherever possible – from cups in our branches to promotional materials (no more glossy brochures or leaflets).
  • Reviewing our recycling processes to ensure that we reduce what we throw away and ensure that it is disposed of appropriately.
  • Offering our customers a choice of receiving printed or online documents.
  • Cup-cycling – all our marketing brochures will be printed on a paper stock that has been developed from disposable coffee cups – the technology is a print-industry first that we’re excited about. We’re in good company with Selfridges, Apple and Costa who are also using this paper for some of their products.
  • Using LED lighting in all our branches.
  • Our property boards are made from recycled materials and recycled when a property is sold or let.

And, we haven’t stopped there. We’ve also been part of the Spring Beach Clean and added our branch network to the award-winning Refill app. More details and some images of the Hamptons team in action are below:

Beach Clean

Did you know 6-14 April was Spring Beach Clean Week?

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS.org.uk), a national marine conservation and campaigning charity, are the organisers of this annual Big Spring Beach Clean (BSBC), the largest and most effective volunteer beach cleaning project in the UK, if not Europe.

It seemed like the perfect occasion for Hamptons volunteers to get involved and on Friday 12th April, an assortment of over 30 Hamptons staff, family, friends and dogs spent the morning cleaning up Hove beach.

We had two hours before the tide came in and thankfully the weather was on our side, which helped to make it a fun and worthwhile team effort.

For more information www.sas.org.uk


Refill

In February, we took action to help prevent plastic pollution by including our branch locations on the Refill app.

This award-winning campaign works by connecting people with thousands of Refill stations across the UK via a location-based app. The app is free to download, and all Hampton’s 90+ branch locations are included in the ‘Find a Refill Station’ search function.

Refill’s main objective is to prevent plastic pollution at source by making reusing a bottle simpler than buying a new one. Hamptons are the first estate agents to partner with Refill, so if you are out and about and need to refill your water bottle pop into one our branches.

Did you know?

If all the current Refill stations are used just ONCE a day, we're stopping around 5 million plastic bottles at source in a year!

If just 1 in 10 people in the UK refilled just once a week, we’d save around 340 million plastic bottles a year!

For more information and to sign-up to the Refill app visit:
https://refill.org.uk/get-the-refill-app/

There are a lot more Project Planet activities and changes planned, which we will be sharing with you in upcoming newsletters. For more information, get in touch at projectplanet@hamptons-int.com