The last surviving local paper recycler, Future's Safe, announced yesterday it would not accept any more waste paper after Thursday. The company, which recycles cardboard locally and ships newspapers elsewhere, has 7,000 tonnes of waste paper at its Yuen Long site and will refuse to accept any more until further notice. It will continue to operate and attempt to clear its backlog. Earlier, it said it would have to close if government subsidies were not provided to support the local industry. The recycling industry hit trouble with the closure of major collector and recycler Concordia Paper last month. Concordia dealt with about 500 tonnes, or 40 per cent of all waste paper collected in the SAR, each day. The move by Future's Safe led to renewed calls for support for the paper recycling industry. Better Environment Hong Kong, which ran a paper collection scheme for schools until last week, called for the Provisional Urban Council to step in.