A new £30 million plastic recycling centre is being opened in the Harborough district.
The hi-tech complex at Cotesbach, near Lutterworth, is due to go into operation later this month – creating about 100 jobs.
The facility is being operated by New Earth Solutions, taken over by Dublin-based Beauparc in 2016.
It will shred, wash and pelletise low-density polyethylene (LDPE) material otherwise destined for landfill.
The pellets produced in the process can be remanufactured into films, carrier bags and other 2D LDPE products.
Beauparc chief executive Brian McCabe said: “We are showing confidence by significant further growth through innovation and acquisition in the UK, despite Covid-19 and the continued challenges of Brexit over the last few years.”
He added: “We all know the environment is the biggest challenge that everyone faces in the future.
“Investments like these are vital, playing a significant part in reducing the impact that we have on the environment, introducing innovative solutions and providing the UK with critical infrastructure for the circular economy.”