Countrywide’s high-end brand Hamptons International says agents at its branches will in future be “delighted” to fill water bottles for members of the public who pop in.
A statement from the company says their Hamptons brand has partnered with Refill, an initiative which seeks to reduce the impact of single-use plastic in items like water bottles.
Refill works by users finding on a special app the nearest retailer or service provider who will top up water bottles for free.
Existing retailers partnering with Refill include Whole Foods and Pret A Manger - and now Hamptons International is one too.
“Hamptons International is delighted to be the first national estate agency brand to join Refill” explains managing director Lesley Cairns.
“Hamptons has a network of 90 branches, all in prominent high street locations, so it makes perfect sense to invite those looking for a water refill into our branches to prevent the purchase of single use plastic” she adds.
Cairns says the agency - which in 2019 celebrates 150 years in business - will shortly unveil other environmental initiatives.
For the moment she says: “By downloading the app and using Refill you can help reduce plastic waste and save money along the way. So please remember, if you’re near to a Hamptons International branch feel free to pop in and someone from our team will be delighted to fill your water bottle up for free.”