CERAMIC MUGS AND PLATES
The ceramic cups are not accepted for recycling.
Why is it not recyclable?
The melting points for ceramics and your general clear glass are different, and most recycling facilities cannot melt ceramics. If recycled, the ceramics will only damage the quality of the clear recycled glass.
Developed countries, like Australia, are incorporating crushed ceramics into their materials that are used in building projects. It is a good way to divert ceramics from the landfill. We are still to see this in South Africa.
Use them in your garden to catch the water that drips from the plant pots.
Grow some small herbs directly in them.