It's shorts-wearing season, and what better way to catch some rays than to pack a leisurely afternoon picnic? Keep Mother Nature looking good by loading your picnic basket with compostable dinnerware items. It's easier than ever to purchase plates, cutlery, and cups that are 100 percent biodegradable and made from natural sources like corn and sugar-cane fiber. Click through to take a look at all the recommended items you'll need. Now go dust off the checkered blanket, and start whipping up your favorite picnic treats.