Paper Title
Uncertainties in the recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment: A Literature Review

A systematic literature search has been conducted at the intersection of e‐waste and uncertainty and the main uncertainties identified have been categorized. The main uncertainties identified were: Different recycling technologies; unknown environmental impacts; different product design and composition; unknown reverse logistics costs; variable cost of recycling; rapidly changing nature of electrical and electronic equipment; unpredictability about return of items concerning quantity, quality and timing; unknown destination flow of e‐waste; different value of scrap materials; competition between the manufacturer and the remanufacturer; no common legislation at the national and global level; outdated political aspects; and complexity of regulations. Keywords: Electronic Waste, Innovation, Sustainability.