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1 - ecofashion
2 - yoghurt
3 - plastics
4 - playpumps
5 - organiccotton
6 - windpower
7 - maasai
8 - organicbaby
9 - soap
10 - sheabutter

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illiteracy the inability to read and write 
impermeable does not allow liquid or gas to go through 
incineration to burn at high temperatures until the item is destroyed or turned to ashes 
income money received as wages 
independence the creation of a new nation state which is self-governed rather than ruled by another country. Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963 
infrared radiation radiation with a wavelength greater than the red end of visible light 
injection moulding a manufacturing process where heated plastic is forced into a mould cavity under pressure . A mould cavity is essentially a negative of the part being produced. The cavity is filled with plastic and the plastic changes phase to a solid part 
insulation to prevent the loss of heat (electricity or sound) from an object by wrapping it with insulating material (e.g. clay, rubber or plastic) 
intellectual property rights legal and moral rights to make money out of using artistic and creative work 
intensive farming a method of farming which produces the largest amount of crops or meat possible from a particular area 
Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) an international organisation that works with small-scale producers in Africa, Asia and South America. ITDG helps people to develop skills and technologies that can give them more control over their lives 
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