Discover the BENU universe

Discover the BENU universe

BENU VILLAGE ESCH ASBL

BENU VILLAGE ESCH ASBL

First ecovillage in the Greater Region of Luxembourg that groups all BENU activities (restaurant, shop, art). We organize participative, creative and educational activities around topics related to the socio-ecological circular economy. A new, more complete website will be set up before the end of 2023. For more information:
First ecovillage in the Greater Region of Luxembourg that groups all BENU activities (restaurant, shop, art). We organize participative, creative and educational activities around topics related to the socio-ecological circular economy. A new, more complete website will be set up before the end of 2023. For more information:

BENU VILLAGE SIS

BENU VILLAGE SIS

A limited liability company which responds to the principles of the social and solidarity economy. BENU Village SIS represents BENU in private market and encourages private employers to implement socio-ecological aspects in their companies. A new website will be set up in autumn 2022. For more information:
A limited liability company which responds to the principles of the social and solidarity economy. BENU Village SIS represents BENU in private market and encourages private employers to implement socio-ecological aspects in their companies. A new website will be set up in autumn 2022. For more information:

BENU SLOOW

BENU SLOOW

Food and food waste are subjects that are close to our hearts. That's why we have created BENU SLOOW. The first "Rescued Food" restaurant in the Greater Region offers organic, original and above all, sustainable dishes! A new, more complete website will be launched in autumn 2022. For more information:
Food and food waste are subjects that are close to our hearts. That's why we have created BENU SLOOW. The first "Rescued Food" restaurant in the Greater Region offers organic, original and above all, sustainable dishes! A new, more complete website will be launched in autumn 2022. For more information:

BENU COUTURE

BENU COUTURE

This is the first UpCycling sewing workshop in Luxembourg! We offer unique pieces designed and produced in Luxembourg using old clothes. BENU COUTURE offers fun, colourful and pleasing clothing for children and adults from XS to 5XL. You can also transform your clothes according to your own ideas!
This is the first UpCycling sewing workshop in Luxembourg! We offer unique pieces designed and produced in Luxembourg using old clothes. BENU COUTURE offers fun, colourful and pleasing clothing for children and adults from XS to 5XL. You can also transform your clothes according to your own ideas!

BENU REUSE

BENU REUSE

You want to donate second-hand furniture or objects? You are looking for a particular object? Discover the new BENU REUSE platform which simplifies the donation of second-hand furniture and objects throughout Luxembourg. The BENU REUSE team takes care of everything! We collect your second-hand items, free of charge, and take them to their new owners. For more information:
You want to donate second-hand furniture or objects? You are looking for a particular object? Discover the new BENU REUSE platform which simplifies the donation of second-hand furniture and objects throughout Luxembourg. The BENU REUSE team takes care of everything! We collect your second-hand items, free of charge, and take them to their new owners. For more information:

BENU LaSA

BENU LaSA

Do you make upcycled creations? Would you like to meet local artists who use the concept of UpCycling in their creations? BENU LaSA can be found in the centre of BENU VILLAGE and is the perfect place to promote your sustainable creations, get inspired and discover unusual artists. A new, more complete website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:
Do you make upcycled creations? Would you like to meet local artists who use the concept of UpCycling in their creations? BENU LaSA can be found in the centre of BENU VILLAGE and is the perfect place to promote your sustainable creations, get inspired and discover unusual artists. A new, more complete website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:

BENU FORM

BENU FORM

Because UpCycling is not only about clothes, but goes far beyond! BENU FORM designs and offers unique upcycled furniture from old furniture that was destined for the rubbish dump. You can find all the BENU FORM creations in the BENU VILLAGE. A new, more complete website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:
Because UpCycling is not only about clothes, but goes far beyond! BENU FORM designs and offers unique upcycled furniture from old furniture that was destined for the rubbish dump. You can find all the BENU FORM creations in the BENU VILLAGE. A new, more complete website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:

BENU BREAK

BENU BREAK

Do you need a break to relax? Take some time out or just get some inspiration? How about spending a few days at BENU BREAK, the only hotel room in BENU VILLAGE. An enigmatic, friendly and unique place, simply ideal. A new website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:
Do you need a break to relax? Take some time out or just get some inspiration? How about spending a few days at BENU BREAK, the only hotel room in BENU VILLAGE. An enigmatic, friendly and unique place, simply ideal. A new website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:

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General criteria

  • well preserved


  • visually beautiful
  • clean


  • functional


  • complete
  • no need for repair


  • suitable for direct further use


  • can be stored in the BENU REUSE transporter

 and be transported by of two people



Additional criteria

  • No wood infested with insects
  • No glue residue
  • Indication of age and previous use

Warnings

Wood used outdoors is often treated with wood preservatives> link and painted with paints that are not suitable for indoor use. Wood that has already been used outdoors should therefore only be used outdoors in the future! There could be harmful vapors in the house. If you want to be certain whether the wood used in your house was previously treated with toxic wood preservatives, you can have a wood or dust sample examined.  

Avoid chopping up and further processing treated wood and wood-based materials, as this can release harmful substances!

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Excluded items :

Used railways

Old, discarded wooden railway sleepers were often used in gardens as bedding borders or slope supports. Since 2003, the distribution of wooden sleepers has been banned in the EU due to their treatment with the tar oil "creosote". This is a biocide with which the railway sleepers have been treated to protect them from weathering, fungi and pests. "Creosote" is carcinogenic and is absorbed by contact with the skin. In addition, the biocide can enter the soil, groundwater and air through rain or evaporation.

If you still have old, contaminated wooden thresholds, you can have them disposed via the Superdreckskëscht

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BENU REUSE criteria

Not all, but very many, used items can be passed on or searched for via BENU REUSE. Here you can find out which items are conveyed and which are excluded from conveyance.

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Many participate! Here you will find organizations, initiatives and companies that accept, pass on, repair or broker a wide variety of used items. Let yourself be surprised!

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