The Wildcat Venture program of COBA has given way for a new student-run company called Earthworks Compost.
Bryson Jennings, senior agribusiness major from Azle, started his composting company in May 2017, to better the environment.
“People think too much into recycling as taboo,” Jennings said.
Many recycling initiatives at ACU have failed or never got off the ground, so Jennings said he had to work to gain the trust of various facilities on campus for his composting materials. The company started with getting coffee grounds and food from The Bean and has grown into a business with the hopes of selling the compost to different facilities on or off campus.
Composting works by collecting Carbon-rich brown materials, such as grasses, hay and egg shells, and nitrogen-rich green materials, such as vegetables and other food waste. Microorganisms begin to break down the material, which increases the decomposition speed. Finally the product left after this process is a great source of nutrients for plants and other green life.