Trends Pooponomics: The Economy of Human Waste Read the Article Open Share Drawer Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Written by Chelsea Dehner Published Sep 2, 2010 1 min read Advertising Disclosure The views expressed on this blog are those of the bloggers, and not necessarily those of Intuit. Third-party blogger may have received compensation for their time and services. Click here to read full disclosure on third-party bloggers. This blog does not provide legal, financial, accounting or tax advice. The content on this blog is "as is" and carries no warranties. Intuit does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability, and completeness of the content on this blog. After 20 days, comments are closed on posts. Intuit may, but has no obligation to, monitor comments. Comments that include profanity or abusive language will not be posted. Click here to read full Terms of Service. Save more, spend smarter, and make your money go further Sign up for Free Few people think about if after flushing the toilet each morning, but the processing and disposal of human waste is actually a $100 billion business. Beyond supporting entire industries, it can leave a hole in many people’s budgets, too. Consider this: on average, the parents of a newborn can expect to change 6,000 diapers during the first two years. During that time, they’ll spend about $1,600 on diapers, not to mention the added costs of wipes and diaper rash ointments. Meanwhile, the average American household spends nearly as much each year on having its septic system pumped and sending its waste into the sewers as they do on soft drinks (not that we’re implying any connection – beyond the place those soft drinks ultimately end up, of course). In our latest infographic, we take a crack at the economy of sewage in America. Shane Snow runs the online printing site, PrintingChoice, and draws infographics for the CreditLoan.com network. Save more, spend smarter, and make your money go further Sign up for Free Previous Post For The Unbanked, a Second Chance Next Post Rich in Spirit: When Your Friends Have Money but You… Written by Chelsea Dehner More from Chelsea Dehner Browse Related Articles Relationships How to Reduce Food Waste & Food Costs [Infographic… How To Infographic: The Best Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Trends Trashonomics: The Garbage Economy Financial Planning Bundle of Joy, Wad of Cash: A Peek Into Financial Plann… Trends No Funds Left: The Rising Cost of Being an NFL Fan Financial Planning Best and Worst Baby Buys Saving 101 Five overpriced kids products and their bargain alterna… Saving 101 Cloth Diapers Vs. Disposables: The 4-Month Mark Trends Perking Up: The Coffee Economy Awakes Trends Where Are All Those Canadian Dollars Going?