In its continued efforts to create a better future for communities across America, the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America recently awarded grants to six organizations in conjunction with state beverage associations that will make a meaningful impact for years to come. Let’s take a look and see how the funds will support local initiatives that enhance both the physical and environmental well-being of residents and of their communities.

In Alaska, the recycling rate is the lowest in the U.S. To help improve the local recycling efforts, Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling received a $10,000 grant to foster greater participation and improved waste management practices throughout rural parts of the state. This program will benefit up to 80 rural and tribal entities across Alaska, enabling greater recycling access for regions without road connectivity.