Congealed Electricity is correct when applied to Aluminum refined from bauxite to alumina (the oxide) then by electrolysis to aluminum. The recycling process is not as energy intensive, as Aluminum does not significantly corrode or oxidize (just forms a thin, only molecules thick protective oxide skin). So electrolysis not needed just remelting.
Thermosetting plastic, that is often used in composites, cannot be recycled as irreversible chemical bonds are formed during the molding process. Thermoplastic, can be, but careful sorting into types is required.
It very much horses for courses, as the energy for manufacture/item use/recycle equation is certainly not an easy one to resolve, but aluminum certainly can be considered to a degree, green for many uses.
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