A Swedish comment on ‘review: the availability of life-cycle studies in Sweden’
Introductory text in journal, 2019

The article entitled ‘Review: the availability of life-cycle studies in Sweden’ by Croft and colleagues (January 2019, volume 24, issue 1, pages 6–11) has puzzled many researchers in Sweden. The stated purpose of the article is to review the availability of water and carbon footprinting studies and life-cycle assessment (LCA) studies in Sweden. Despite its title and purpose suggesting otherwise, the article appears to be about the accessibility of life-cycle case studies from Sweden in South Africa. It is problematic that the article claims to be a review in the title and text, but is presented by the journal as a commentary. We believe that the article’s method is unclear and that its title and results are misleading. The authors of the article found only 12 academic papers, 10 academic theses, 8 company reports, and 1 presentation. This result significantly underestimates the actual production and availability of Swedish LCA case studies.

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Gregory Peters

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Robin Harder

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Rickard Arvidsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Henrikke Baumann

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Anna Björklund

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Mélanie Despeisse

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Tomas Ekvall

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Niclas Ericsson

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Göran Finnveden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Torun Hammar

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Mathias Janssen

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Carl Karheiding

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, TME verksamhetsstöd, Project and Centre Management

Hanna Karlsson

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Maria Ljunggren Söderman

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Magdalena Svanström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Anne-Marie Tillman

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Holger Wallbaum

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

0948-3349 (ISSN)

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Environmental Management

Environmental Sciences

DOI

10.1007/s11367-019-01610-0

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10/3/2019