Germany and Wales have seemingly mastered their waste problem. They could help Australia as it grapples with China’s ban on contaminated recyclable material. Having set an ambitious target to achieve zero waste by 2030, Wales could soon overtake Germany as the world’s leading recycling nation. Germany is so good at recycling they have even found a use for dead animals. Hunters can drop their deer heads at the depot and they’ll be rendered down for fat which can be used in a range of products like lip balm. When you’re in Sweden, you’re never more than 300 metres from a recycling station.

What more can Australia learn from innovators like these? Read on.