Ecoware project proved that it is possible to make edible and compostable cutlery from spent grain with our unique nutritional binders. It is aligned with the European Green Deal and the EU’s vision of a circular economy, and the EU’s plan to eradicate single use plastics.

Spent grains are a by-product of the beer industry. While some grains are used as feed for livestock, most is discarded, despite being an excellent source of fibres and protein.

Ecoware want aims to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic in the food industry and nudge people toward eco-conscious behaviour. Its cutlery is a safe, biodegradable, and eco-friendly alternative to the plastic knives, forks and spoons.

Ecoware project won the top prize for best business innovation at KU Leuven, the KICK Challenge, with the judges giving special praise to the fact that we are three Indian students inspired by the Belgian food and beer.

Ecoware has a production plan and marketing strategy and working towards funding for product development. Ecoware is already producing and distributing cutlery locally, collaborating with student cafeterias and university campuses. The team is now selecting a brewery to collaborate with their sustainable and circular vision.





Anusuya Samantaray.
MSc sustainable development science.
KuLeuven University.
23-01.02 Groot Begijnhof.
3000 Leuven.