At DeSerres, our mission is to instill the freedom to create into everyday life.
And we want to do it responsibly.
Discover what we do every single day to reduce our ecological footprint—and this is just the beginning! We consider our social and environmental impact in every decision we make. (re)art: a social responsibility program through which we continuously strive to improve our practices.
We created an art material recycling program in partnership with a company that shares our values: Terracycle.
Operating in over 20 countries, Terracycle is an environmentally friendly company that recycles waste that is generally considered non-recyclable, so that it can be transformed and reused. In addition to their recycling programs, a portion of proceeds raised through the participation of companies like DeSerres is then donated to non-profit organizations.
What happens to your waste?
The waste collected in our stores is mechanically and/or manually separated into metals, fibres and plastics. Metals are melted down so that they can be recycled. Fibres (such as paper and wood products) are recycled or composted. Plastics are processed to be moulded into new, recycled plastic products. Certificates are issued to ensure sound waste management.
Half of our stores are now equipped to collect your empty art containers. Look for our recycling box, bring us your containers, and we will take care of the rest!
By bringing us your empty art containers,
you’re contributing to eco-friendly creativity.
Our (re)art stores
Already half of our stores are equipped to collect your empty art containers, and we are working hard to expand our recycling program to all our stores!
Find a store near you that has the (re)art recycling box, drop off accepted items, and we will take care of the rest.
Everything will be recycled safely and responsibly.
Discover our eco-friendly products
We make every effort to offer quality products that respect both the environment and the people involved throughout all phases of the manufacturing process.
Our DeSerres markers now feature a new, recycled and recyclable cardboard packaging that reduces our plastic use by three tons when compared to their old packaging.
That is more than 110,000 plastic water bottles (500 ml) that will not end up in our oceans.Discover our markers
Our eco-friendly frames are made of rubberwood and bamboo from certified sustainable forests.Discover our frames
Our pads are FSC-certified and made with paper from sustainable forests that respect the natural environment and the people living there.Discover our paper pads
Our business practices
Efforts to reduce our environmental impact go beyond our products and are reflected in all our business practices.
Every action counts—we do our best to continuously improve our practices!
Packaging is essential to guaranteeing that you receive your orders in the best conditions.
That said, we make every effort to have a small ecological footprint.
To help you better transport your purchases (and, above all, protect them while on the go), we now offer shopping bags that are
As a retailer, we must often renovate, relocate or open new stores. Here are some of the steps we take with each new project: