SGA members said they are looking to decrease carbon footprints at this university.
The law aims to prevent waste before it occurs, feed people and animals, recycle non-edible food waste and reduce greenhouse gasses emitted from landfills.
Fermented food waste is a product that has already been partially broken down, as opposed to non-fermented. Once it is converted to methane, it can be used for applications such as heating, electricity and fertilizer.
Three years ago, the city piloted a compost program through which residents have composted 75 tons of food waste so far.
The group donates leftovers from the university's dining halls to a local church called Christian Life Center.
The research team uses bacteria to break down food waste and turn it into bioplastics.
Here's how college students can reduce their food waste.