Open House at Fielding

September 8th, 2012

On behalf of Fielding we wish to thank everyone who attended.  We are grateful to all the volunteers and supporters.  Thanks you for making the event a great success!

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Linking CHEMunity to Sustainability

Winter 2011 Issue Spring 2012 Issue Summer 2012 Issue


In the above 3 articles Ellen McGregor discusses how one SME in the chemical recovery business embarked upon the journey to build a framework and create a culture to drive our sustainability.

Our framework includes:

  • Policies and systems to manage a triple bottom line
  • A fully integrated management system that meets the standards of globally recognized credentials
  • Systems to promote and reward innovation
  • Use of social media
  • Our Brand

Boundless Solutions

Connection with U of T M …
Ellen McGregor, Community Leader


The Campaign seeks to capture the boundless potential of the U of T community to advance fundamental research, educate global citizens and address global challenges. The Campaign for the University of Toronto has a vision for U of T’s future, built on two central pillars: Meeting Global Challenges and Preparing Global Citizens.

The University of Toronto Mississauga will launch its campaign on May 23.  As part of their campaign they will be producing street banners which will be situated on and around the UTM campus.

Ellen McGregor, Chair and Principal of Fielding Chemical Technologies Inc., will be a prominent part of the media and marketing efforts to support this campaign.
For more information on the Campaign, connect with University of Toronto Mississauga, Boundless … 

Fielding Announces New CEO & Celebrates Change

Paul Haskins, CEO

Effective January 1, 2012, Fielding Chemical Technologies Inc. will welcome a new CEO. Ellen McGregor will pass the baton to Paul Haskins, current Executive Vice-President.

“Paul is a company star we have groomed for this position by providing education opportunities, mentorships and experiences,”

Says Ian McGregor, co-owner of Fielding.


“The succession is a well-planned and well deserved move. Paul has held senior leadership positions in operations and in administration. I am confident that Paul will continue to build on the legacy of the McGregor family to protect people and our planet through Cradle to Cradle® Care of molecules,” conveys Ellen.

Paul stated “I am honoured by this appointment and excited to lead Fielding. We have an excellent staff, highly skilled and dedicated to Fielding’s success. I believe Fielding is poised for growth. We are eager to embrace the opportunities and continue to provide excellent service to our customers.”

The change will allow Ellen to focus on her many governance roles including Chairing the Boards of Fielding and Sustainable Path Inc. and her directorships in GreenCentre Canada, Switchable Solutions Inc., Sheridan College and the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation.

Fielding is Canada’s leading producer of recycled chemicals and refrigerants serving markets around the world. Applying state of the art technologies, verified to ISO 9001 and 14001 standards and Responsible Distribution®, experienced in global procurement and logistics, Fielding manages molecules from Cradle to Cradle® and brings THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABILITY™ to your triple bottom line.

New Green Recycling Plant Promises a Cleaner Second Life for Plastics

Switchable Solutions Inc.’s green solvent spells gold for Ontario’s landfills
EMBARGOED until 2 pm, Monday, June 13, 2011

MISSISSAUGA, ON — Millions of kilos of used plastics, including foam cushion packaging and soiled food containers, may soon be a thing of the past in Ontario landfills, thanks to a new recycling company being launched today in Mississauga.

Switchable Solutions Inc. announced today that it is building its first plastics recycling plant in Mississauga, which will be capable of recycling approximately two million Kgs per year of post-consumer plastic materials. Switchable Solutions is a clean technology company that is promising to revolutionize plastics recycling in North America, as well as oil sands processing in Canada.

The new plant will be located at Fielding Chemical Technologies Inc., a founding partner of Switchable Solutions, and a leading Canadian greentech company.

Switchable Solutions’ proprietary technology involves a green solvent-based system developed at Queen’s University by Dr. Philip Jessop, one of the world’s leading green chemistry researchers.Its unique technology does not require energy-intensive distillation, which is typically required by conventional solvent systems. Offering an efficient, economical and environmentally friendly approach to plastic recycling and oil sands processing, Switchable Solutions has generated considerable buzz within industry – so much so that it has attracted the support of leading greentech players.

“Our company was launched in April, and already we have powerful slate of industry partners,” says Mark Badger, President and CEO of Switchable Solutions. “We’re currently in discussions with other potential strategic partners, which are capable of helping us accelerate our plans.”

“While the company’s inaugural focus is on plastics recycling, another initial target is oil sands processing, and interest from the oil patch is growing, as a result of our technology’s potential to increase recovery and enhance productivity in a very green way,” Mr. Badger adds.

“Industry can see the potential for this technology to have profound economic and environmental impacts.”

In addition to Fielding Chemical, founding partners of Switchable Solutions are NexCycle Plastics Canada Inc., GreenCentre Canada and Stewardship Ontario. The quartet of companies will assist SSI bringing its breakthrough green solvent technology to market.

“These partners provide us with a solid foundation of expertise to rapidly commercialize this technology, says Mr. Badger. “They have the resources and the expertise to help us grow.”
GreenCentre Canada extensively developed and tested the company’s technology over the past two years, which provided the company with strong momentum out of the gate, Mr. Badger notes. “The timely and strategic assistance of our partners puts us on track to quickly deliver significant economic and environmental benefits.”

Contact: Mark Badger, President and CEO, Switchable Solutions Inc.

P: 416.795. 3919


About Switchable Solutions:

Switchable Solutions Inc. specializes in the design and operation of customized green chemical process technologies. The company’s proprietary Switchable Hydrophilicity Solvent (SHS) system provides a greener and less expensive alternative to costly and environmentally damaging organic solvents.

About the founding partners: Fielding is an award winning Green Tech company and Canada’s leader in chemical and refrigerant recovery. Fielding provides Cradle to Cradle® Care of chemicals by using sophisticated separation technologies to produce high-quality, green products for domestic and global markets.

GreenCentre Canada, a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, brings together academic researchers and industry partners in a common goal of developing clean, less energy-intensive alternatives to traditional chemical products and manufacturing processes.

NexCycle Plastics is a full-service recycled plastics compounder and distributor of polymers. It services a network of manufacturers across Canada and in the northeastern and midwestern United States.

Stewardship Ontario is a private, not-for-profit organization that develops, funds and operates Ontario’s highly successful recycling programs for printed paper and packaging (Blue Box) and household hazardous and special waste (Orange Drop).

Business Leaders Honoured at Gala


Best in the business.

The Mississauga Board of Trade honoured outgoing Chair Ellen McGregor and Mayor Hazel McCallion and at last night’s gala at the Mississauga Convention Centre.
Here, Chair Syd Martin (left) and MBOT President CEO Sheldon Leiba made the presentations.

At 18, Ellen McGregor became an entrepreneur when she started a camp for underprivileged children. Decades later, the Mississauga native applied the business savvy she acquired running that camp to her position as chair of the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT).

McGregor’s contributions to the success of the MBOT and Mississauga’s business community were celebrated last night at the annual Chair’s Gala that honoured the outgoing chair and provided a networking opportunity for the nearly 400 people who attended.

During her time as chair, McGregor “who is also president of Fielding Chemical Technologies” introduced an environmental award, as well as several green initiatives. Despite the difficulties posed by an economy in recession, McGregor worked to help businesses stay profitable while improving their environmental practices at the same time.
For last night’s gala, the Mississauga Convention Centre was decorated in an environmental theme with green tablecloths and tree-branch centerpieces. McGregor also gave a public donation during the event to the Credit Valley Conservation.

Meanwhile, the MBOT also presented a Lifetime Business Achievement Award to Mayor Hazel McCallion.

“The city is a corporation and the city has been debt-free year after year after year … it’s the envy of any CEO,” said McGregor, referring to the business example McCallion has set as mayor.

During the past year, McCallion has helped businesses survive the recession by rallying support and awareness from provincial and federal government, and by establishing a series of meetings to address the concerns of businesses in Mississauga.

During her acceptance speech, McCallion challenged businesses to hire at least two high school or university students to combat the rising unemployment rates among young adults.
“It’s so important to put our young people to work and give them some hope for the future,” said McCallion.

Steve Hoscheit, president of the Trillium Health Centre Foundation, said he attended the gala to show support for the mayor.

“I wouldn’t miss this for the world,” said Hoscheit.

“The mayor has been a Trillium supporter on many fronts, and she’s one constant we know we can count on.”

Others attended the gala to network and learn more about the MBOT.

“I’m very interested in the gala and the events they host, and in networking,” said Terri Costello, who works for Starlink Aviation, a longtime MBOT member. “There are a lot of solid businesses here.”