Talk about taking recycling to the next level. Vermont Marble, Granite, Slate and Soapstone Co., based in Castleton, and known primarily for making sinks and countertops, is reusing their soapstone scraps in a unique manner, said the Times Argus. The scraps are turned into “ice cubes” of sorts when they are placed in a freezer and then used to chill drinks. The cubes won’t melt so drinks aren’t diluted. ” “Soapstone retains temperature,” said company president Paul Thompson. You can order these “cubes” on the company’s Web site where you’ll be in good company as they sell several thousand a month. It’s a good combination: a unique by-product from a solid product.