Asa Moberg, Clara Borggren, Goran Finnveden, Sara Tyskeng. 2010. Environmental impacts
of electronic invoicing.
Progress in Industrial Ecology 7, 93 - 113
The aim of this article is to increase
current knowledge about the advantages and disadvantages of the possible
total transition from all paper invoicing to all electronic invoicing in
Sweden. Screening life cycle assessment (LCA) was performed as life cycle
perspective should preferably be used when considering environmental
impacts of products. The results of the study show that there are
benefits from transition to electronic invoices regarding cumulative
energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. The magnitude of the
benefits is mainly dependent on the amount of paper used for the
traditional invoices and whether the electronic invoices are printed.