Questioned study about availability of life-cycle studies in Sweden
In January 2019 Croft et Al, published a review in The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment with the title The availability of life-cycle studies in Sweden (January 2019, volume 24, issue 1, pages 6–11). The review focus on availability of quantitative information for non-specialists and concludes that:
“While environmental data was readily available in Sweden, the majority of these was from GRI reports (184) and much fewer in the form of life-cycle assessments, carbon, and water footprinting studies (31).”
Greg Peters and Robin Harder have, together with members from the Swedish Life Cycle Centers Academy Group, published a response to highlight the fact that Sweden produce way more LCA than suggested by Croft et al:
“Croft et al. (2019) have underestimated Swedish production of relevant academic papers by a factor of eight.”
A Swedish comment on ‘review: the availability of life-cycle studies in Sweden’, Peters & Harder et Al.
Read the response here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11367-019-01610-0
Text by Carl Karheiding