Posted November 07, 2018 03:17:31As of September 2019, the total number of ceramic picture-tile installations in the U.S. totaled 7,074, according to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
That’s an increase of over 7,000 installations from a year ago, which was around the time that the government announced its decision to phase out ceramic tiles.
The report found that the total installed number of these tiles was increasing at an even faster rate than the number of total U.N. peacekeepers deployed in the Pacific.
In 2019, there were 3,723 peacekeepers, of which 4,958 were ceramic.
As of September 2021, there are now 6,081 ceramic peacekeepers.
As part of the new mandate to phaseout the ceramic tiles, the Pentagon also mandated that each of the four service branches had to spend $2.8 million to replace every single tile installed.
The cost of that total has been estimated at $40 million.
In addition, each service branch has to replace at least one tile per year.
A spokesman for the U,N.
said that “while the agency does not have a specific deadline for completion, the agency will continue to work with stakeholders to complete a phased-in transition to a sustainable approach to ceramic tile installations by 2020.”