Some tools, like paint brushes, rakes, mops, brooms, squeegees, levels, clamps, trowels and others are made of tropical rainforest woods.

These woods include mahogany (a stable wood popular for levels and trowels) and ramin (a major species used for handles due to its being processed into dowels in Indonesia and Malaysia).

Avoid rainforest woods in tools and look for domestic hardwoods like oak, ash, maple and hickory, or tools with plastic handles.

What to Avoid and What to Choose